Food Drive at Toys on Fire Ottawa

The Barrhaven Food Cupboard (BFC) is a program run by volunteers from Barrhaven United Church and other caring community members of Barrhaven. It provides food for families in need during the year. Its service area is Barrhaven.

Last Halloween Toys on Fire Ottawa customers helped to collect about $500 of food donations in just one day! This year we will have a bin at the store to accept your kind donations from June 27th to July 16th (Our 6th Anniversary Ottawa Party) and we are hoping to break last years record.  In fact, to help things along, we’re offering to give out ballots for our PS3 contest for every donation made in the store.  If you feel like going the extra mile and bring in 10 or more cans, we’ll give you 10% off of your purchase that day (only valid at Ottawa location).

Food banks like this one get a lot of great support throughout the year and especially during the holiday season. However, they do see a large decrease in donations during the summertime. We are helping to offset this shortage and get food to the families in need all year long. So please consider bringing a non-perishable donation the next time you stop by our Ottawa store.

BFC accepts the following items:

  • non-perishable, canned and packaged foods in original packaging
  • certain everyday-use household and personal care items, such as toothpaste, soaps, toothbrushes, toilet paper, facial tissues, and dishwasher and laundry detergent
  • baby diapers and baby food
  • cash donations

Urgently needed items:

  • Canned meats and fish
  • Canned stews and pasta
  • Rice (brown and white)
  • Canned fruits
  • Fruit juice
  • Cookies and snacks
  • Household supplies and personal care products, such as toothpaste, soaps, toothbrushes, toilet paper, facial tissues, dishwasher and laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies
  • Diapers (all sizes)