What does the Stirling Community Cupboard do?

The Community Cupboard is a registered charity and a founding member of Quinte Region Food Share Shelter (QRFSS). As a member of QRFSS, the Community Cupboard is a member of Feed Ontario and Food Banks Canada. The Community Cupboard works with local churches, organizations, businesses and individuals to provide food and support to residents of Stirling – Rawdon.

How do I get food?

By visiting the Community Cupboard once a month during hours of operation. Residents of Stirling–Rawdon are provided with milk, eggs, bread, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a variety of dry goods and toiletries.

What information do I need to bring?

Clients are asked to bring photo ID or driver’s license as well as proof of residence – a rental agreement, bill or piece of mail showing your name and current.

What happens when I visit the Community Cupboard?

During a private interview, clients are asked to provide basic contact information – name, address, phone number and birth date of all residents in the household. As well, clients are asked questions regarding martial status, dietary needs, and housing. All information is confidential and used to statistical purposes only.

What food will I get?


Canned or boxed good including cereal, soup, pasta, crackers, canned fruit and vegetables


Milk, eggs, margarine, fresh fruit and vegetables


Choice of meats, bread, frozen vegetables, if available.


If available: toilet paper, toothpaste, laundry soap, dish soap, feminine hygiene products.

Food Bank Box Example


A sample of the type of non- perishable items given in a typical order. We add fresh produce, eggs, milk and meat depending on client request and availability.