Octoberfest on Sparks Street

THE SAUSAGE, THE BEER, THE LEDERHOSEN… MUST BE OCTOBERFEST ON SPARKS! Historic Sparks Street’s take on the original outdoor beer and food festival arrives September 27 – 29.  Join us on the patios of Sparks Street! We’ll be taping kegs and be serving authentic Bavarian fare. Games music and more! Sparks will be awash with Oom-pah […]

Neighbours helping neighbours

Though the Ottawa Food Bank focuses on food and groceries for those in need, every so often an opportunity is presented to help in a different way. Recently, an anonymous donor approached us with a beautiful, brand new rocking chair. They really wanted this chair to be given to someone in need who uses a […]

Volunteer Information Session

You Are Invited To Attend! Each one-hour volunteer information session takes place on-site at the Ottawa Food Bank (1317 Michael St) in our volunteer room, and includes a short tour of our warehouse operation. Please email our volunteer coordinator, Jo-Anne at volunteer@theottawafoodbank.ca, if you would like to attend. As these sessions are on-going, please specify which […]

Announcement: Appointment of new Chair of the Board

Ottawa Food Bank Executive Director Michael Maidment is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Morrison, formerly of the Ottawa Mission, as Chair of the Board of Directors. David Law, with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, is now Vice Chair. Stepping down as Board Chair, but remaining a Director, is Michael G. Adams, Senior Vice President of […]

Thank you Ottawa Senators!

On the weekend the Ottawa Senator’s Fan Fest, presented by Canadian Tire, took place at the Canadian Tire Centre in an effort to help launch the 2013-14 hockey season. There was lots to do for hockey fans, and they were once again encouraged to bring donations for the Ottawa Food Bank. Fans showed up from […]

Thank you Farm Credit Canada!

Our friends from FCC stopped by this afternoon with an SUV packed to the brim with food donations for the Ottawa Food Bank. In an effort to help fight community hunger and support their 10th annual Drive Away Hunger campaign, the local office of Farm Credit Canada held a food drive and raised 740 pounds […]

11th Monthly Jewel Food Drive

Great supporters of the Ottawa Food Bank, 98.5 The Jewel, will be collecting food donations for the eleventh month in a row! When: Sunday, Sept 22, 12 – 4 p.m. Where: Walmart Baseline A big thank you for their efforts so far. Check out our list of most needed items for ideas on what to […]

Ottawa Senators Fan Fest

The Ottawa Senators’ Fan Fest, presented by Canadian Tire, returns to Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday, Sept. 21, to help launch the 2013-14 season. The event will feature: A Senators’ intra-squad game The Sens Street Tour Senators’ game used equipment and jersey sale A fans only press conference Entertainment throughout the arena AND MORE! Fan […]

Thank you Birdies ‘n’ Buds!

For the last nine years, a planning committee from the Algonquin College Public Relations program has hosted the Birdies ‘n’ Buds golf tournament for PR Alumni along with family and friends. This year’s tournament was held on September 15th at Dunnderosa Golf Club in Chelsea, Quebec. The Ottawa Food Bank was fortunate enough to not […]

Thank you Ismaili Muslim Community of Ottawa

Thank you to the group from the Ismaili Muslim Community of Ottawa who stopped by yesterday with a very generous donation! They recently held a Ramadhan Food Drive and collected approximately 1,200 pounds of food! Thank you!