About Us

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.


– 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.


Healthy, accessible, sustainable food for all.


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.



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


David K. Law
Founder & Principal

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

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

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
Casandra Wood – Community Engagement & Events Coordinator

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

Community Harvest
Jason Gray – Community Harvest Manager
Jeremy Foss – Seasonal Community Harvest Assistant
Tim Foss – Seasonal Community Harvest Assistant


Victims of the Tornado – If you are in need of food

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On September 24, 2018
If you are in need of food please visit one of these west end food banks. They are open and have non-perishable food available. Please see the table below for locations and hours of operation for Monday, September 24th. If you are in need of assistance beyond what is available through these programs please call […]
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Dealing with Ottawa Tornado Aftermath

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On September 23, 2018
Following the devastating tornado on Friday, September 21, many communities have been affected by the storm. Several Ottawa Community Housing neighbourhoods are still without power and food. Many people in our community who are already vulnerable will have lost what little food they had as a result of continued loss of power. The Ottawa Food […]
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