Food Donations

We welcome your food donations and are often asked what we need most. A list of most needed non-perishable items is below, along with drop-off locations.

  • Rice
  • Crackers
  • Large cans/containers of juice
  • Fruit cups and juice boxes (size suitable for school/camp lunches)
  • Canned flaked meat (chicken and turkey)
  • Canned fruit

Please note: We do not accept home preserves, homemade baked goods, or other homemade dishes.

Our DROP-OFF Locations

You may drop off non-perishable food at any of the following grocery stores, or at our Kanata Food Cupboard warehouse. The following grocers have donation bins with our signage at the entrance/exit areas:

  • Real Canadian Superstore (Eagleson Road)
  • Laura’s Your Independent Grocer (Hazeldean Mall)
  • Sobeys (Terry Fox at Hazeldean Road)
  • Food Basics (on Katimavik)
  • Loblaws (Kanata Centrum)
  • Metro (March Road at Carling Ave)
  • Sobeys (March Road and Klondike)

Our Kanata Food Cupboard Warehouse is located at 340 Legget Drive (alongside the Calian building). You may drop off food during our regular office hours, which are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Fresh Food

We love fresh food donations! Please contact us to ensure we have the capacity to refrigerate or freeze perishables at the time of your donation. We have some refrigeration available, but space varies throughout the year.

Please note that we accept fresh food donations at the Kanata Farmers' Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various times throughout the summer and fall.