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We are a Volunteer based food bank and wrap-around service centre. We rely on 50+ volunteers weekly to help us sort and stock our shelves with food, clothes, and household merchandise to serve our surrounding communities and partners.

Clients Served Weekly


Profits towards benevolence

Gifts-In-Kind Merchandise Diverted From Landfills

How You Can Help

Hunger Relief

Consider purchaseing a couple non-perishable items the next time you’re at the grocery store, and donate them to our food bank.


From sorting food to sorting clothes, we have a place for you! Join a fun and exciting team!


We are currently 100% donation run and funded, consider partnering with us to help food relief and the diverting of goods to landfills. $1 can divert 1lb from the landfill today!


If you know of anyone in need, please have them contact us.

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.

As a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank, supported by various partners, our 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.

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 a very wide arrangement of unused items for our clients. From clothes to small appliances, to pet items – we have it all!

Join a

care team!

We love to serve our community in a fun, loving and inviting way! Consider being part of the joy of giving today. We’re here to create long-lasting relationships; 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

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