Compassion Centre

Our Vision, Mission, & Values

Vision: To support our neighbours in achieving adequate supply of food in Ottawa East (K1C).

Mission: To provide food and assistance to our K1C neighbours.

Values: We are committed to responding to the needs of our community through food distribution.

  • Compassion and Respect without Judgement – Turn no one away from services
  • Positive relationships – Always encourage positive relationships with clients and the community
  • Education –Promote healthy eating while reducing hunger.
  • Collaboration– Engage and involve other agencies and services providers in our community.
  • Diversity & Multiculturalism – Understand the diverse individual and cultural needs in our community.

Hours of Operation

The Food Bank Hours

First and third Tuesday of the month, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Second and fourth Saturday of the month, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Please note that they will be closed from December 20 – January 4.

First-time visitors should call (343)-887-3662 to book an intake appointment.

Note: Please bring ID and proof of address

1825 St. Joseph Blvd. Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1C 7C6
( Get Directions|Get Transit Directions )


Whether you’re an individual or a group, there are many opportunities to volunteer. Only through our collective efforts can the Community Compassion Centre achieve our mission of providing food and assistance to our K1C neighbours. Those who would like to better their community by donating their time are appreciated and essential to our meet the food needs of our community!
To volunteer, please email us at:
or call us at: 343-887-3662

Who does this Apply to?

If you need food assistance and you live in the K1C district (in Orleans, Ontario), we’re here to help. Founded in 2019, the Community Compassion Centre is a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank and serves individuals who live in the K1C District. Our mission is to provide food and assistance to those who need support.

What You Need to Bring

Please bring your proof of address to every visit. (Please Note: Proof of address is not required for children under 18.) Your proof of address can be any document that has recently been mailed to you at your current address and that shows the date, your name and your address. Examples of a proof of address include a bank statement, a hydro or heating bill dated less than two months, your lease agreement, etc.

On your first visit, please bring identification for each person in your household. Your identification can include one of the following: birth certificate, Canadian citizenship card, passport, driver’s license, etc. Every subsequent visit, you will still need to show identification.

On your first visit, you need to bring proof of income for each adult (18 yrs +) who lives in the same household. Proof of income can include one of the following: notice of assessment, Canada Child benefit (CCB), last three pay stubs, Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), etc.

If you are not sure of what to provide, please feel free to ask one of our volunteers and we’d be happy to help.

Our Community Partners

We’d like to thank our community partners who
make it possible for us to serve our neighbours with compassion.

Donations may be dropped off at the Community Compassion Centre Food Bank, 1825 St. Joseph Blvd.
Weekdays Monday – Friday

Between 0900-1400. A drop off bin is available inside the east doors leading to the church office.