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Hunger Timeline

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 goal is simple: Help people get beyond hunger.

WE DO THAT BY:

– 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 38,400 people every month.

Vision

Healthy, accessible, sustainable food for all.

Mission

We work in partnership to create a healthier city by empowering people, increasing access to healthy food, and advocating for systemic changes that reduce food insecurity.

Help us help people get beyond hunger.

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Board

Along with our staff and volunteers, our board of directors are influential in helping the Ottawa Food Bank run.

Chair

David K. Law
Founder & Principal
LAW at WORK

Vice Chair

Greg Strahl
Partner
Palladium Insurance

Treasurer

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

Directors

Irene Cameron
Principal
Carson Grove Elementary School

Barbara Carroll
Executive Coordinator
Debra Dynes Family Centre

Erin Crowe
Chief Financial Officer
ProSlide Technology Inc

Ivan Gedz
Co-Owner
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

Naomi Praamsma
Executive Director
Salvation Army, Bethany Hope 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.

Chief Executive Officer
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
Mia Eriksson Blundell- Human Resources Manager
Amy Cailloux – Finance and Donor Relations Coordinator
Diana Kovalevskaya– Raiser’s Edge Database Administrator
Paty Rutenberg – Receptionist/Office Coordinator
Jo-Anne Turple – Volunteer Coordinator

Operations
Paul Brown – Director of Operations
Chris Kennedy – Manager of Operations
Travis Glavich – Warehouse Coordinator
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]
Tricia Johnson – Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
Alain McKinlay Tilgner – Fundraising Coordinator
Nicole Alphonso – Development Coordinator, Food Industry
Samantha Ingram – Communications Coordinator

Community Engagement & Events
Annette Leclair – Community Engagement & Events Manager
Now Hiring – Community Engagement & Events Coordinator

Agency Relations/Programs & Planning
Natalie Spooner-Bourgogne – Programs & Planning Manager
Lauren Whalen – Programs & Planning Coordinator
Anne Millar – Program Development & Evaluation Coordinator

Community Harvest
Jason Gray – Community Harvest Manager

Blog

Ottawa Food Bank’s reaction to ARI’s Poverty in Canada Study

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On July 18, 2018
A recent poverty study report published by the Angus Reid Institute (ARI) confirms what we at the Ottawa Food Bank have known for a long time: more Canadians than we know, including our own neighbours in Ottawa, are struggling to afford basic necessities. The Ottawa Food Bank has long known that many people are simply […]
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We’re Hiring: Community Engagement & Events Coordinator

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On July 7, 2018
Under the direct supervision of the Community Engagement and Events Manager, the Community Engagement and Events Coordinator is primarily responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding successful third-party fundraising events. This position also assists with the execution of our signature and partnered events. This includes developing plans, budgets, communications, team recruitment, and the implementation of […]
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Sodexo and the Ottawa Food Bank are getting ready to go to camp!

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On June 29, 2018
Summer Lunch Program to begin after the Canada Day long weekend We are thrilled to be partnering with Sodexo for the summer once again. As of July 3rd, together we will be providing food to children at summer day camps so they can focus on what is truly important at this time of year – […]
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