Christmas Over, But Barrhaven Food Cupboard’s Need For Items Continues

Just because Christmas is over does not mean that some families in Barrhaven are no longer in need.

The Barrhaven Food Cupboard kicked off the new year with their 2024 New Year’s Blowout at their facility on the bottom level of the Walter Baker Centre on New Year’s Day. The event was sponsored by Barrhaven city councillors Wilson Lo and David Hill.

The event brought in $350 in cash donations as well as 61 bags of food. Organizers called the event a “great start to the new year.”

On Thurs., Jan. 11, the food cupboard posted on the X platform that their greatest immediate needs are school snacks, cereal, soap, crackers, instant oatmeal and chick peas. In addition to food items, the food cupboard is also constantly looking for hygiene items such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, shampoo and feminine hygiene products.