Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

Food and Shelter Supports




Demographic Restrictions



Centretown Emergency Food Centre


507 Bank Street Partially. Service can be modified for those with limited mobility To access the service, the client has to reside within the catchment area (bordered by Lyon Street, Wellington Street, Billings Bridge and Main Street, including Lees Avenue 
  • 3-5 day supply of groceries, both fresh and shelf-stable goods
Monday, Tuesday and Friday 11:30am to 1:30pm

Dalhousie Food Cupboard  


211 Bronson Avenue Fully Accessible

To access the service, the client has to reside within the food centre catchment area (bordered by Lyon Street and Breezehill Avenue, and between Carling Avenue and the Ottawa River)

  • 3-5 day supply of groceries, both fresh and shelf-stable goods 
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am to 1:00pm

St. Luke’s Table


211 Bronson Ave Yes


  • Breakfast
  • drop-in services
  • occasional lunch
Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm 

Centre 507


507 Bank Street

Take-out meals are accessible on the main level.

Drop-in services on the 2nd level of Centretown United Church are not


  • Prepared meals
  • drop-in services 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00am-10:30am, 12:00pm-3:30pm, 4:00pm to 8:45pm (excluding Fridays)

Knox Presbyterian Church 

‘Out of the Cold’


120 Lisgar Street Partially: The basement hall is not accessible



  • Prepared dinner

Hours: Saturdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm

Note: Program availability shifts throughout the year

St. Peter and St. Paul’s Anglican Church ‘A Place to Go’


152 Metcalf Street Yes


  • Prepared dinner
Fridays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Highjinx Community House and Social Entreprise 


290 Kent Street Partially. Service can be modified for those with limited mobility


  • Food provisions
  • drop-in tea/coffee
  • prepared meals 
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 12:00pm to 5:00pm, Thursday and Saturday, 12:00pm to 6:00pm 

Ottawa Inner City Ministries


391 Gladstone Avenue Yes

None but OIM is partnered with Veterans Affairs Canada and offers additional services specifically for those who have served with the Canadian Armed Forces

  • Groceries

  • food provisions

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The Well


154 Somerset Street West Yes

Specifically serves women and children

  • Prepared meals
  • drop-in services
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm (closed on weekends)

Restoring Hope Ministries Haven Youth Shelter


140 Laurier Avenue West Yes

Services limited to youth between the ages of 16 to 24 years old

  • During drop-in hours, a prepared meal and snacks are served.
  • For those using the overnight services, a breakfast is served in the morning 

Drop In Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00pm to 11:30pm

Overnight hours: Wednesday and Thursday 9:30pm to 8:30am

Operation Come Home Drop-In


150 Gloucester Street Yes Services are limited to youth between 16 to 25 years of age
  • Fresh and shelf-stable grocery supplies
  • drop-in services 
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 11:30am

Centre 454 


454 King Edward Avenue N/A


  • social and recreational activities
  • respite space
  • telephone and computer access
  • lunches, snacks, coffee and tea
Monday to Sunday, 8:00am to 3:00pm

St. Joe’s Women’s Centre


151 Laurier Avenue East N/A N/A
  • Lunch
  • drop-in
  • computers
  • phones
Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm