The Westboro Region Food Bank was established in 1980 by the Reverand Bern Barrett of All Saints' Anglican Church. The congregations of several local churches responded to a call for help to serve those people in need of emergency food in their community.
The Westboro Region Food Bank has grown over the years to meet the needs of clients in the area. In the early years, the Westboro Region Food Bank relied exclusively on donations from the local churches to stock the food cupboard and deliver food orders. In 2005, the Westboro Region Food Bank became a Member Agency of the Ottawa Food Bank and now receives more than half of its food resources from the Ottawa Food Bank warehouse.
In 2011, the Westboro Region Food Bank received a Trillium grant to purchase an energy efficient refrigerator and two freezers, which made it possible for them to start providing fresh vegetables, milk and eggs.
The Westboro Region Food Bank works closely with the Carlington Community Health Centre to provide baby supplies and other important resources for its clients.
The Westboro Region Food Bank is housed in All Saints' Anglican/ First United church at 354 Madison Avenue. The churches provide the space, heating and utilities, administrative support and oversight as part of their service to the community.
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