Open Thursdays  9:00am – 8:00pm

2675 Innes Rd. | Get Directions
613.834.0900 |

Monthly Clients


Clients Under 18


Clients Over 65

New Households

Together we can make a difference.

In 2006, Joseph’s Storehouse was established as a food pantry by local residents, Bob and Pauline Giroux. It was the first community-run food bank to help meet the needs of Blackburn Hamlet residents. In the Fall of 2011, the operation of Joseph’s Storehouse was transitioned to Lifecentre Church and renamed Lifecentre Food Bank. As Bob and Pauline retired, the great work they had begun in Blackburn Hamlet continues. Every month more than 150 families of Blackburn Hamlet benefit from having a local food bank.

As a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank and proud part of the community, Lifecentre Food Bank is honoured to make a difference in our city through food relief, enrichment clinics, school backpacks, Christmas hampers, summer camps, and free clothing pop-up-shops. Together, we can make a difference.

Covid-19 Response

We hope you and those you care about are safe during these trying times. Please know we are here to support you in any way we can. We wanted to let you know that the Lifecentre Food Bank will remain OPEN in order to make sure you have the necessary food. We will however modify our service as follows:

1) Clients must book a time slot to come to the food bank to allow for social distancing. No more than 2 clients will be allowed at a time.

2) Clients who exhibit symptoms are asked to stay home. Send a friend or relative who is symptom free.

3) Food will be dispersed in a choice/hamper hybrid model. We will have a base package you can modify depending on the size of your family, dietary restrictions and needs.

4) Emergency food (a second visit for less food) must be scheduled by emailing us.

5) Clients who do not schedule an appointment will be served only when/if there is an opening.

Thank you.

In partnership with the
Ottawa Foodbank