Food Bank

We are a Volunteer based food bank who rely on 50+ volunteers weekly to help us sort and stock our shelves with food and a connection point for people in our catchment area.

Clients Served Weekly


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We are a Volunteer based distribution network who sorts though new and like-new items received from various business and wholesale partners to then equip many other charitable organizations in our city including our local clients.

Receiving Partners

Retail Value Gifts-in-kind Received in 2023

of items processed and distributed in 2023

How You Can Help

Hunger Relief

Purchase non-perishable items for Lifecentre Care.


Sign up to stock, sort and/or serve our amazing clients.


Give as every dollar empowers and diverts goods to a home, not a landfill.


 If you are in need, or know someone in need, contact us today.

Our Story

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 renamed Lifecentre Food Bank to continue the great work of Bob and Pauline retired. Every month more than 150 families of Blackburn Hamlet benefit from having a local food bank. We have expanded since to not only serve Blackburn Hamlet, but to reach, serve and support foodbanks and missions across Ottawa, Kanata, and Cornwall.

As a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank and CityServe Canada, Lifecentre Care is honoured to continue to make a difference in our city by serving, honouring, and respecting the dignity of each person.

Our Mission

to serve communities with dignity, honour and respect through benevolence; providing hope, love and support to Make a difference in each person’s life. 

UNUSED items

Makes an Impact

Through many amazing community and business sponsors and wholesalers, we are able to provide our clients with an extensive arrangement of unused items. From clothes to small appliances, we have it all!

Join a

care team!

We love to care. We’re here to create long-lasting relationships. Whether you are an individual, family, group, or business, please help us make a difference!

Thank You to Our Partners & Sponsors

Lifecentre Food Bank is a Registered Independent Canadian Charity # 882066509 RR0001

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Visit our location

2675 Innes Rd. Ottawa, ON K1B 5N5

Open Thursdays 8am – 8pm