Your Sadaqa Food Bank Resource Center

The growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is an important public health matter, and one that the Sadaqa Food Bank is taking seriously. We are committed to doing all we can to protect our volunteers while continuing service to the greater community of Ottawa.

In response we are taking the following precautions:

- We remain open but are moving to an emergency service hamper model effective IMMEDIATELY.

- Increasing our on-site hygiene, particularly in high-traffic areas.

- Staggering client visits to allow more distancing.

- Asking volunteers and the general public who have traveled or who are feeling unwell to not visit our premises.

- Recommending that any volunteers that have underlying health conditions or are immune-compromised please refrain from volunteering.   

- Encouraging staff, volunteers, and visitors are to wash their hands frequently.

- Continuing to assess and working to implement additional health and safety measures for volunteers, clients and staff.


Back to School Initiative Update


Alhamdulillah, once again, our Back to School Initiative for 2021 was a HUGE success.

Sadaqa Food Bank would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our generous donors, for contributing to this year’s Back to School Initiative. We cannot put into words how grateful we are for our community of selfless and caring people - so thank you for continuing to support the needy children and families in the National Capital Region.  

A special mention must be made of a generous donor from Kanata, who prefers to remain anonymous and stepped up to donate over 300 school bags this year. Additionally, SFB would like to recognize the team of dedicated volunteers, e.g., Sr. Ikram Elmuradi, Sr. Sarah Akhtar, Br. Saad Mirza and others, who worked tirelessly to plan, launch, coordinate and distribute packages.

In total, we were able to distribute Back to School items to over 250 families at an average cost of between $25.00 and $30.00 per package. Your donations helped at the elementary, secondary school and high school grades.


Thank you again for your generosity and giving to a great cause.

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Sadaqa Food Bank knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. We are a non-profit charitable organization recognized in Canada as a registered charity.

Our Mission Statement
Our primary mission is to provide the healthiest possible food choices by engaging and inspiring our Ottawa community.

Services are provided to all residents of Ottawa who self-identify as needing food assistance.

Services are provided regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, age, sexual orientation, income or religion. The organization is non-sectarian, non-denominational, non-partisan, working for the best interests of its members and clients.

Client Hours

Saturday and Sunday 9:30am - 12:30pm

Donation Hours

Saturday and Sunday 9:30am - 1:00pm



What You Need

If you wish to sign up as a client, please bring the following items with you to be reviewed for the eligibility to receive a food donation

- Photo Identification for the person picking up food and Proof of Identity for each member of your household (driver's license, health card, bus pass, birth certificate, passport or permanent resident's card).
- Proof of Address such as recent mail with your name, address and date (government letters, hydro or phone bill, drug card).

- Any documents that display whether you are receiving income (pay stub or HST/Child benefit).

- Solid, reusable grocery bags or backpack to carry your groceries.

For recurring clients:
Please bring your:
- Food bank card
- Valid Ontario ID
- An empty oil bottle (to receive oil)

- Solid reusable grocery bag



You Can Make a Difference



Show Your Support

We thank the community members of Ottawa for their continued effort in helping Sadaqa Food Bank in any way. We have recently opened our doors for new volunteers to come and assist us at our facility. If you are interested, please fill in the FORMin the link below send it to us at sadaqafoodbank@gmail.com with your RESUME and we will get back to you with details on how you can help.


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Make A True Change

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Sadaqa Food Bank an even better Food Bank than it already is.

General Food items we require are the following:

- Rice

- Flour

- Oil

- Canned food

- Pampers/Diapers

- All non perishable items

Please visit our partner and drop locations if you would like to donate any food items. The locations are as follows:

  • Al Jazeerah Food & Meat Market

  • Desi Price Club, Merivale Rd

  • M F Food Mart

  • Human Concern International

  • Abraar School

  • South Nepean Muslim Community (SNMC-Barrhaven)

  • Ottawa Muslim Association - Ottawa Mosque

  • Kanata Muslim Association (KMA)

  • Jami Omar Mosque

  • Assalaam Mosque

  • Centre Islamique de l'Outaouais

  • The Mosque of Aylmer / La Mosquée d'Aylmer

  • Darul Sunnah (Masjid Al-Rahma)

  • Islamic Society of Cumberland (Masjid Bilal)

  • Silk Road Foods

  • Barrhaven Market

  • Shirin Market, Kanata

  • Stittsville Musallah (SMA)

  • FreshCo 

We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Thank you so much for your donations! 

Supporting your community with a Sadaqa Food Cupboard donation makes a positive difference in the lives of adults and children.

Your monetary donation helps support:

  • The purchase of non-perishable food such as rice and pasta.

  • The purchase of perishable food such as milk, meat, fruits and vegetables.

  • Day-to-day food bank operations such as the rental of warehouse facilities.

To give a monetary donation, click on the link below. You will then be taken to the ICNA donation page. To donate Sadaqa Food bank Ottawa, within the "Select Projects" dropdown, select "Food Bank - Ottawa". From there you can select the payment type and how often you would like to donate.



Get in touch with Sadaqa Food Bank to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Client Distribution Hours:
9:30am - 12:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday

Donation Hours:

9:30am - 1:00pm

Sadaqa Food Bank Phone Number: 613-225-0909

174 Colonnade Road Unit 34, Ottawa, ON, K2E 7J5

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