Eat Drink Spring

Join the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival for their SPRING EDITION! Eat Drink Spring Get ready for the warm weather with the unveiling of Rod Phillips’s Spring Summer Collection of the 100 Best Wines. Get to know your local Microbrew community and acquaint yourself with the City’s funky food truck fare. Explore the latest trends […]

In the Zone of Worship

Cornerstone House of Refuge presents, in support of the Ottawa Food Bank In the Zone of Worship Cornerstone House of Refuge Apostolic Church is a Pentecostal assembly under the leadership of Pastor Desmond Hutchinson and First Lady Andrea Hutchinson, located on 1196 Wellington St West, Ottawa. The Music & Worship Arts Ministry presents In the […]

Thank you Your Credit Union

Thank you to our friends from Your Credit Union who visited and brought along a very generous donation. As part of a provincial challenge, our local Your Credit Union collected money and non-perishable donations in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. To our delight, they stopped by today with over $2,500 and just over 800 […]

Food Bank Egg Donation Program

Egg Farmers of Ontario announce 50th anniversary Food Bank Egg Donation Program Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) announced today, that in celebration of its upcoming 50th anniversary, it is introducing a new egg donation program in collaboration with the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) and a number of Ontario egg grading companies. “Ontario’s egg […]

“My son just found $100 on the ground…”

Below is a wonderful story of how good luck can be turned into an important life lesson and wonderful generosity. My son just found $100 on the ground. He was excited to keep it, but I suggested we could donate it to charity. He smiled and said that, while he wanted to keep it, donating […]

Jewel Monthly Food Drive

Great supporters of the Ottawa Food Bank, 98.5 The Jewel, will be collecting food donations for the Ottawa Food Bank once again! When: Saturday, March 22nd, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Metro Ogilvie Check out our list of most needed items for ideas on what to donate, and stop by the Independent to say […]

Thank you CanWars

Cisco and Encatus uOttawa’s CanWars event wrapped up earlier this week, and it was a success! In total they raised 2,865 pounds of food and $233.35! Thank you so much to the organizers from Enactus uOttawa and Cisco, the volunteers that helped build structures, and those who donated food and funds!

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. Space is limited! You must register by emailing our volunteer coordinator, Jo-Anne at, if you would like to attend. As these […]

Thank you to the RCMP Open House

Last weekend’s RCMP Musical Ride Open House  was amazing. This is always a great event that gives the community the chance to see behind the scenes of the world famous musical ride. Visitors are able to see a number of demonstrations and displays, and get a wonderful tour of the stables and Musical Ride Visitor’s […]


Enactus uOttawa and Cisco present: CanWars Teams will have the chance to build a structure made entirely out of cans in 2 hours (donated food will be provided but all are welcome and encouraged to food raise and bring donations to the event). Judging will follow with various awards presented to participating teams. Sign up […]