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Getting Food Out

Everyday we see how hunger affects men, women and children and how it can become a barrier to success. People who come to us have families and jobs to keep with bills to pay. Life is challenging enough. Imagine facing it on an empty stomach.

Our mission is simple: Help people get beyond hunger.


– Educating people on how to prepare nutritious food on an extreme budget with Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Social Services.
– Forging a strong network with 112 local agencies who work directly with our clients.
– Working with local farmers and growers who ensure that 47% of the food we deliver is fresh.
– Extending our reach across the Ottawa region through the generosity of corporate donors.
– Fostering relationships with food industry partners to turn every dollar donated into $5 worth of food.

Once food is received, it’s sorted at our warehouse and distributed to our agency partners who reach over 41,500 people every month.

Help us help people get beyond hunger.



Volunteers Needed: Thanks for Giving Food Drive (Sept. 30)

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On September 20, 2017
Believe it or not – it’s almost Thanksgiving! We will be holding our annual Thanks for Giving Food Drive on Saturday, September 30 – the weekend before the Thanksgiving long weekend – to help us kick start the holiday season by restocking our shelves. Grocery store food drives, such as this one, are simply not […]
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Share your BIG idea to help reduce hunger in Ottawa!

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On September 19, 2017
Do you have a big idea about helping to reduce hunger and improve access to healthy food in our community? Be a part of the Milk Crate Pitch’er Competition and potentially see your idea be developed! pHacktory and the Kind Village are working together to discover the most audacious ideas from the community to challenge hunger and […]
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We’re kicking of Hunger Awareness Week with FRESH food thanks to you!

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On September 18, 2017
THANK YOU! Thank you to all who showed up on Saturday during our first ever FRESH Food Drive. After receiving word that the weather has taken a toll on our farm, we knew we had to act fast. We are so grateful that member of the community have stepped up to help us provide the […]
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Along with our staff and volunteers, our board of directors are influential in helping the Ottawa Food Bank run.


David K. Law

Vice Chair

Greg Strahl
Palladium Insurance


Sarah Tremblay
Supervisor, Assurance & Advisory Service
Ginsberg, Gluzman, Fage & Levitz, LLP


Irene Cameron
Carson Grove Elementary School

Barbara Carroll
Executive Coordinator
Debra Dynes Family Centre

Erin Crowe
Chief Financial Officer
ProSlide Technology Inc

Ivan Gedz
Union Local 613

Directors Con’t

Sylvie Manser
Executive Coordinator
Banff Avenue Community House

Marian McMahon
Assistant Auditor General of Canada
Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Nicole Perras
Executive Coordinator
Orlean-Cumberland Food BANk

Louisa Simms
Executive Coordinator
Heron Emergency Food Centre

Our Team

It takes a special kind of person to work at the Ottawa Food Bank. So it should be no surprise that our employees are dedicated individuals who bring something special to the team. To contact any member of our staff, email them by typing their first name @ottawafoodbank.ca.

General email: foodbank@ottawafoodbank.ca | Volunteer email: volunteer@ottawafoodbank.ca
Phone number: 613-745-7001 | Fax: 613-745-7377.

Executive Director
Michael Maidment
[michael.maidment (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]

Executive Assistant
Alexandra Sioulas
[alexandra.sioulas (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]

Finance & Administration
Francine Rukundo – Director of Finance & Administration
Amy Cailloux – Finance and Donor Relations Coordinator
Diana Kovalevskaya– Raiser’s Edge Database Administrator
Paty Rutenberg – Receptionist/Office Coordinator
Katie Whitehouse – Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Mia Eriksson Blundell- Human Resources Manager

Paul Brown – Director of Operations
Chris Kennedy – Manager of Operations
Travis Glavich – Warehouse Coordinator
Adam Inkpen – Warehouse Worker & Truck Driver
Anne Charbonneau – Warehouse Worker & Truck Driver
Denis Fournier – Warehouse Worker & Truck Driver
Derek Merkley – Truck Driver
Adam Campbell – Truck Driver
Mao Nien Chia – Truck Driver
George Plunkett – Truck Driver
Venel L. Charles – Truck Driver

Communications & Development
Rachael Wilson – Director, Communications & Development
[rachael.wilson (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]
Patti Moss – Fundraising Coordinator
[pmoss (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]
Tricia Johnson – Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
Samantha Ingram – Communications Coordinator
Nicole Alphonso – Development Coordinator, Food Industry

Annette Leclair – Events Manager
Maggie Rose – Events Coordinator

Agency Relations/Programs & Planning
Natalie Spooner-Bourgogne – Programs & Planning Manager
Lauren Whalen – Programs & Planning Coordinator

Jo-Anne Turple – Volunteer Coordinator

Community Harvest
Jason Gray – Community Harvest Manager


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