Food Pantry

Serving our communities since 1994

Britannia woods Food pantry

Originally founded by members of the Bay Ward faith communities, the Britannia Woods Food Pantry has been a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank since 1994. Its clients come from a wide variety of circumstances and cultural backgrounds. We serve the Lincoln Fields, Richmond Road and Carling Avenue areas east of Bayshore and west of McKellar Park and all the streets between Broadview and Bayshore, north of Carling Ave, and north of Richmond Rd between Pinecrest Rd and Bayshore Dr. (North side of Richmond)­­.

The Food Pantry is blessed with many volunteers some of whom have been coming every week since the Food Pantry opened in 1992. Now that’s commitment!

How Does the Food Bank Work?

The Ottawa Food bank network provide emergency food to people locked into poverty.

There are over 18 food distribution centres in the Ottawa Food Bank network. The Ottawa Food Bank grows, collects, purchases, sorts and distributes food through distribution centres, like Britannia Woods Community House.


Food is delivered to the Britannia Woods Community House on a weekly basis. From there, our volunteers in-take the food and distribute it to our clients.

Hours OF Operation:

Tuesdays – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thursdays – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fridays – 11:00 am -3:00 pm

Contact us for information:

(613) 820-0853

Once a month we provide clients with a two to three day supply of unprepared, non-perishable food (often supplemented with staples like bread, milk, and vegetables).

What you need to bring, the first time:

Please bring Identification and a Proof of Address for each person in your household. (Please Note: Proof of address is not required for children under 18.)


Your identification can include one of the following: Birth Certificate or Driver’s License

Proof of Address:

Your Proof of Address can be any document that has recently been mailed to you at your current address and that shows the date, your name and your address. Examples of a Proof of Address include:

Bank statements, Hydro or heating bill, or Letter from a government agency.

If you are not sure of what to provide, please call us for more information (613) 820-0853

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