Time to grow your spuds!

The Potato Project has officially begun! Derek Rhodenizer, the vice-principal at Heritage Academy, and his students have officially launched their long-anticipated Potato Project, as of Friday April 27th. The public and participants were invited to the Heritage Academy to check it out and pick up their barrels. Approximately 60 people from all around the city […]

Thank you, future health care pros!

Congrats and thanks to our future health care professionals On Sunday, the Ottawa Food Bank was honored to join the 130 plus students at their Graduation Class of 2012 from the University of Ottawa/Algonquin College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for their pinning ceremony.  A pinning ceremony is where each graduate nurse is pinned […]

Potato Project Kick Off

The official kick off of The Heritage Academy’s Potato Project going to be on Friday, April 27th. If you are participating, you can pick up your barrels and starter kit then. When: April 27th, 1 – 3pm Where: Heritage Academy, 207 Bayswater Ave

Pharmasave Donates!

The annual Pharmasave National Conference & Buying Show was held at the new Ottawa Convention Centre this year. On Saturday April 21st, at the end of the show, the conference organizers encouraged exhibitors to donate their remaining products to the Ottawa Food Bank;  these were items such as much-needed household, hygiene, and personal supplies. There […]

Thank you Walmart!

What a Success! The first ever Walmart Food Drive in support of the Ottawa Food Bank was a great success! With our wonderful volunteers at all Ottawa-area locations on the 21-22 of April, donation bins were overflowing in no time. Walmart shoppers truly showed their generosity. In just one weekend, Walmart was able to donate […]

Chicken Challenge Takes Flight

Ottawa Food Bank Newsletter Article – December 2010. 2010 was a year in which the Ottawa Food Bank was able to distribute more nutritious animal protein to its beneficiaries than ever before. This is thanks to its partnerships with agricultural producers, who helped supply the Chicken Challenge and Food Aid programs, to name just a […]

Everyone wins with Canadian Chicken!

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be firing up the barbecue to test his favourite recipe for a grilled chicken sandwich. It is all part of Chicken Farmers of Canada‘s (CFC) “Everyone Wins with Canadian Chicken” campaign and recipe contest to support Canada’s food banks. “As Canadians we have much to be thankful for, particularly the […]

Tenant-Landlord Spring Hope Food Drive

CALLING ALL LANDLORDS AND TENANTS The Tenant-Landlord Spring Hope Food Drive is an opportunity for you and your tenants to help alleviate community hunger in the Ottawa Region. Each year, landlords from across the city ask the tenants in their residences to donate non-perishable food items to the Ottawa Food Bank. If you’re a landlord, […]

Walmart Food Drive

Our wonderful friends at Walmart are holding an in-store food drive at all Ottawa-area Walmarts on April 21-22nd. Grab a donation bag from our volunteers at the door, fill it with food, and drop it off in the donation bin on your way out! Participating locations include: Walmart Rockland, Orleans, Trainyards, Laurentian, Lincoln Heights, Bank […]

Art Exhibit at Zen Kitchen

  Karen Flanagan McCarthy’s Sustenance An exhibition, entitled Sustenance, will be open from Monday, April 16th and run until May 11 at Zen Kitchen.  Karen’s beautiful art is  for sale, and she has generously decided that 25% of sales will be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank! The images featured in Sustenance are drawn from […]