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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 mission 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 41,500 people every month.

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
Partner
Gowlings

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

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
Katie Whitehouse – Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Mia Eriksson Blundell- Human Resources Manager

Operations
Paul Brown – Director of Operations
Travis Glavich – Warehouse Coordinator
Adam Inkpen – Warehouse Worker & Truck Driver

Operations con’t
George Krasevac – 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

Events
Meghan Johnson – Events Manager
Maggie Rose – Events Coordinator

Agency Relations/Programs & Planning
Sarah Burns – Programs and Planning Manager
Lauren Whalen – Programs and Planning Coordinator

Volunteering
Jo-Anne Turple – Volunteer Coordinator

Community Harvest
Jason Gray – Community Harvest Coordinator

Corporate Partners

Sodexo constantly takes part in initiatives and events held by the Ottawa Food Bank that help feed our community. Annual BBQ’s for summer camp children and a Stop Hunger Dinner are just a few examples of Sodexo doing their part in helping those in need.

Many Metro locations help the Ottawa Food Bank by serving as drop off locations that accept food donations throughout our community all year long.

Several Loblaws locations across Ottawa also serve as drop off locations for the Ottawa Food Bank as a way for our community to make direct food donations to those in need.

The Ottawa Food Bank is grateful for the support of Cisco Systems Co. and its employees who have been supporting us through their annual Harvest of Hope Campaign for over 7 years.

The Billings Bridge Shopping Centre often includes the Ottawa Food Bank in multiple campaigns to help raise funds for Ottawa’s Hungry.


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