FoodLink Directory

FoodLink Directory: Locate food and nutrition programs and services in Ottawa.

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For a quick look at community events in Ottawa, please refer to the 211- Community Information Bulletin.

Free Holiday Meals

December 2nd:

Buffet des Continents

Location: 4 Impasse de la Gare-Talon, Gatineau
Phone: 819-561-1099
Times: 11 am – 2:30 pm
Eligibility: Bring five non-perishable food items per person for La Moisson Outaouais
Accessibility: Fully accessible

December 7th:

Mayor’s 19th Annual Christmas Celebration

Location: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Phone: 3-1-1
Time: 2 pm–6 pm
Eligibility: Bring donation to the Ottawa Food Bank
Accessibility: Please advise them of any accessibility-related accommodation
Note: Outdoor event with many activities, including skating, horse-drawn wagon, performances, food, etc.

December 14th:

6th Annual Community Christmas Dinner (Samaritan Support Services of Ottawa-Carleton)

Location: Ottawa Church of God, 1820 Carling Ave
Phone: 613-729-3172 ext. 221 (Church secretary) or 613-316-7333
Time: 2 pm–4 pm
Eligibility: No restrictions
Accessibility: Not accessible

Salvation Army

Location: 171 George St
Phone: 613-241-1573
Time: 12 pm–6 pm (last meal served at 5 pm)
Eligibility: No restrictions, request tickets at the front desk
Accessibility: Fully accessible

December 22nd:

The Ottawa Mission

Location: 35 Waller St
Phone: 613-234-1144
Time: 11:30 am-5 pm
Eligibility: No restrictions
Accessibility: Fully accessible, enter by the hospice side

December 23rd:

Marketplace Christmas

Location: Bethel Pentecostal Church, 500 Viewmount Dr
Phone: 613-226-1383
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Eligibility: No restrictions
Accessibility: Food pantry only, kids zone and full turkey lunch

December 24th:

Operation Big Turkey

Eligibility: No restrictions

Location, Time, & Accessibility:

Overbrook Community Centre: 33 Quill St, 2 pm–4 pm, fully accessible
Carlington Recreation Centre: 1520 Caldwell Ave, 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm, fully accessible (ramp available)
Ron Kolbus Centre: 102 Greenview Ave, 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm, fully accessible
Jack Purcell Community Centre: 320 Jack Purcell Lane, 3:30 pm–6:30 pm, fully accessible (on the second floor, elevators accessible)

December 25th:

Heart and Crown

Location: 67 Clarence St
Phone: 613-789-4928
Time: 11 am-4 pm
Eligibility: No restrictions
Accessibility: Fully accessible, ramp located in courtyard
Notes: Volunteers needed. To register, send an email to

Shepherds of Good Hope

Location: 233 Murray St
Phone: 613-789-8210
Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Eligibility: Adults 18 years and over
Accessibility: Fully accessible, ramps and elevators available to access the kitchen. Eating area has table with removable chairs
Notes: Volunteers needed. Register at

January 1st, 2020:

The Table

Location: 1230 Wellington St
Phone: 613-729-5973
Time: 11 am-2 pm
Eligibility: No restrictions
Accessibility: Fully accessible

January 21st:

Ottawa Innercity Ministries

Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St
Phone: 613-237-6031
Time: Two sittings: 11:30 am and 1 pm
Eligibility: No restrictions, tickets will be handed out on location at 11 am
Accessibility: Partially, stairs to hall but guests can be served inside building

February 1st:

Dinners Unlimited

Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Eligibility: No restrictions
Accessibility: Fully accessible