Gowlings’ Big Bank Deposit Campaign

Gowlings has been a big supporter of the Ottawa Food Bank for many years. This year, they are doing their first ever Big Bank Deposit campaign. A campaign that will last approximately a month, and incorporate multiple events along the way that involve employees, partners, and clients of Gowlings – all in support of the […]

Trick or Eat!

Goblins and Ghosts and Ghouls, OH MY! Too old to dress up and go door-to-door this Halloween asking for candy? Why not dress up and collect non-perishables from your community this Halloween. In the past few years, Halloween Food Drives have become more and more popular raising over 20,000 pounds of food in just one […]

Zombies hit the streets on Saturday

Thousands of Zombies met at MacDonald Gardens Park at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th to begin their deathly saunter across downtown Ottawa. While Zombies eat brains, they understand that others in the community rely on actual food. As a result, they were asked to bring a non-perishable donation in support of the Ottawa Food […]

Good times trick or treating with the Mayor!

Thank you to all of the princesses, super heroes, witches, and zombies who showed up to City Hall on Saturday, October 27th to trick or treat with Mayor Jim Watson. The family fun day was not only a good time, but also supported a good cause. Participants were asked to bring donations to support the […]

Trick or Treat with the Mayor

BOO! Mayor Jim Watson invites you to take part in an evening of spook-tacular festivities at Ottawa City Hall. The fun includes: Trick or treating through the haunted house in the Heritage Building Receive a warm welcome from the Mayor and get sweet treats from some of your favorite costumed characters in Jean Pigott Place […]

Zombie Walk

It’s that time again. Time to hit the streets and terrify everyone you walk past. It’s time for the Zombie Walk! While Zombie eat brains, others in the city eat food. So all zombies are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the start location of the walk on October 27th. Start location: The walk […]

Thanks to The Boss and his fans

Creating a Land of Hope and Dreams We were beyond thrilled when we received a call from Bruce Springsteen’s team saying not only were they encouraging us to collect donations during the concert at Scotiabank Place, but they were also going to provide us with four tickets and four E Street Lounge passes to auction. […]

Ottawa Dined Out for Hunger

Many residents of Ottawa (including Ottawa Food Bank staffers!) enjoyed a meal out on Wednesday, October 24. The date marked the Ottawa Food Bank’s first Capital Dishes – Dine Out for Hunger; a day where restaurants throughout the city donated 10 per cent of their sales to the Ottawa Food Bank. Through the 13 restaurants […]

Thank You Blossom Park Giant Tiger!

The Giant Tiger at Blossom Park (2950 Bank St) just completed a store-wide food drive. Their employees and customers were challenged to purchase and donate 500 bags of non-perishable items. The prize for reaching the 500 bag mark was watching their store owner, Rod Fleming, in a onesie for a day! Well, the store and […]

Chili for Halogen Software

As it’s starting to get a little chilly outside, there’s a little chili inside the Halogen offices too! Halogen Software in Ottawa is always coming up with ways to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank. Their latest endeavour was a chili cook-off! Participants brought in their best home made recipe while others would pay […]