OTTAWA, March 14th,2016/BSRFC/- Ottawa’s Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club is pleased to announce that the Barrhaven Food Cupboard as their official charity of choice.
The Barrhaven pillars will work together to increase donations and help those in need in our community.
What is the Barrhaven Food Cupboard (BFC)?
BFC is a community-led organization that provides food assistance to families in need in the Barrhaven area through the generosity of our community.
How did the Barrhaven Food Cupboard get its start?
Originally we were part of the Family Services Association of Churches (FAMSAC) food bank that was founded in 1969 in Bells Corners. In 1993, the Barrhaven United Church set up a separate food depot as an outreach activity when the church was built on Jockvale Rd.
Since then we have grown. The Barrhaven Food Cupboard has evolved into a community-led service that has operated autonomously from the church since 2005. And Barrhaven has grown too. The demand for our help is much greater, the population of the community more diverse.
We have to move on to a larger space.
The Barrhaven Food Cupboard has reorganized with its own Board of Directors and we are working towards a storefront of our own on Barrhaven United Church property, just south of the church.
Though we are moving on, we are deeply grateful to the Barrhaven United Church for all the support we’ve enjoyed since we began. Even when the BFC became an autonomous community-run organization in 2005, the Barrhaven United Church continued to allow us to use church facilities free of charge.