Thank you BeaverTails!

On October 16th, two BeaverTails locations (Byward Market and Tanger Outlet Mall) were giving away FREE classic pastries when guests donated to the Ottawa Food Bank. The delicious campaign was a success as they collected nearly $800 and 160 lbs of food to donate! Thank you very much to BeaverTails and all who donated for […]

Helpful Halloween with the Mayor

THANK YOU to Mayor Jim Watson and the City of Ottawa for once again supporting the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Supply Cupboard during the ever-popular Trick or Treat with the Mayor event. This year’s event was full of people in wonderful costumes coming through the entrance to City Hall with bags and handfuls of donations […]


Thank you to our generous supporters from the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) in Ottawa. MCA is a wonderful supporter of the Ottawa Food Bank’s Food Aid Beef Program. Every year their charity golf tournament supports the Ottawa Food Bank and their efforts to provide fresh and nutritious ground beef to people in need. This year’s […]

Wonderful youth in our community!

Isha and Sanjana, two local youth, led and conducted their first ever Thanksgiving food drive to support the Ottawa Food Bank. After learning about the significant number of children who required support from the Ottawa Food Bank, they decided to use their off-day from school for a good cause and held a food drive in […]

Thank you for helping with the Thanksgiving holiday

Thank you, Ottawa, for your generosity leading up to Thanksgiving. Our wonderful supporters from Bell Media held a Thanks for Giving food drive during the first weekend of October, and then we did our annual Thanks for Giving food drive on October 10th. With radio and television personalities from 87 George headquarters supporting the cause, […]

4th Annual Food Sort Challenge a record-breaking hit!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thank you to all teams who participated during the 2015 Food Sort Challenge. You all made this year’s event the best one yet. With a record number of participating teams (26!) comes amazing results! [blockquote]In one day, 26 teams sorted through 26 tons of food and raised approximately $13,600 dollars and 10 boxes of food […]

THANK YOU Aramark!

Thank you to our friends from Aramark for stopping by with a very generous donation of $5,000! This money was raised at their golf tournament this summer. As our operations manager, Paul Brown, gave a tour of our facility to Maggie, Martin, and David it became clear the three wanted to find ways to get […]

Thanks for Giving Food Drive this Saturday, volunteers still needed

The Ottawa Food Bank to hold a one-day food drive blitz For immediate release: October 8, 2015 (Ottawa)  The Ottawa Food Bank’s annual Thanks for Giving Food Drive is taking place this Saturday, October 10th. Last year, the Thanks for Giving Food Drive raised 120,000 pounds of food over two weekends. This year, the food […]

A donor’s story of childhood hope

My family used the food bank when I was a kid. My father had PTSD, difficulty keeping employment, and eventually succeeded ending his life. Through all that he was still a pretty great father. My mother worked all the time and I remember a time when we could not afford TV let alone a crappy […]

Wedding Favour

As a wedding favour to our guests we decided to donate instead of giving something to them. -Online Donor