Emergency Food Baskets

The Emergency Food Basket Program provides community members in financial difficulty with free access to nutritious and culturally appropriate food in a respectful and dignified manner. As of November 2021, participants have been able to select the foods they want in the Depot’s grocery-store-style space, following a budget determined by household size. This budget represents the monetary value of the food, and is used to guide participant’s selection of items, though there is no cost to the participant.


The Depot recognizes that what constitutes a healthy diet varies from one culture to another, and one individual to another. We prioritize foods that reflect a balanced diet based on The Canada Food Guide, Community Food Centres Canada’s “Good Food Principles,” current best practices and our diverse community’s needs and preferences. Because fresh vegetables and fruits are often less accessible to our participants, each budget has a minimum amount to be allocated towards the selection of produce, sourced in season from local producers.


Our service hours are:
    Tuesday: 2-7pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am -3pm

You must be in our service area to get an Emergency Food Basket with us. Our service area comprises these postal codes:

H3X, H3Z, H4A, H4B, H4V, H4W and H4X

If your postal code does not start with one of these, please call 211 (or visit www.qc.211.ca) to find your local food centre.


If you are already registered for our food basket program, and would like to make an appointment, please click on ‘current participants’ below to select your own appointment!  NB: you will need your Depot ID (D-#####) to complete this form online.

The Depot will be close on May 1st, no appointment will be available that day. Thank you for your understanding



If you have never received a basket with us, we are sorry to inform you that due to an overwhelming demand for our services, we are not currently registering new participants.  Please click on ‘WAITING LIST’ below if you would like to add your name to our waiting list for the program, and a member of our team will follow up when a spot becomes available.