Food recovery and food waste in Ottawa

Excess food and food waste has become an important issue for Canadians. Recovering excess food and preventing food waste is also an important issue for the Ottawa Food Bank as it provides an excellent source of nutritious and safe food that helps to meet the need in the community and prevents surplus food from being wasted. [blockquote]For over 15 years, the Ottawa Food […]

Designate your United Way donation to the Ottawa Food Bank

Support the men, women, and children who require emergency food assistance by designating your United Way donations to the Ottawa Food Bank.  It’s easy! When filling out your donation form, simply include our name and charitable number. Ottawa Food Bank Charitable Number – 10808 2363 RR0001 While the Ottawa Food Bank is not a funded […]

Warehouse filled with energy during the 5th Annual Food Sort Challenge

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The competitive energy was on high at the Ottawa Food Bank’s 5th Annual Food Sort Challenge on October 14th. A big thank you to the 22 teams (and two OFB teams) who brought their A-games and competed in hopes of becoming the next Food Sort Champions! In one day, these 24 teams sorted 24 tons […]

Thanks for Giving, Ottawa!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Ottawa Food Bank’s annual Thanks for Giving Food Drive took place on the Saturday of the Thanksgiving long weekend, and the people of Ottawa showed their incredible giving spirit (despite the rain!). With 22 participating grocery stores and nearly 95 amazing volunteers, this one-day food drive blitz was a wonderful success! Thank you to […]

A successful food drive by Ottawa Police Services

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) held a Thanksgiving Food Drive where they accepted donations from staff and the public at four locations across the City. This food and fund drive was a wonderful success collecting nearly 420 lbs. of food and over $350! Thank you very much to OPS for the incredible continued support. Ottawa […]

Ottawa Food Bank’s response to low-income transit pass announcement

The Ottawa Food Bank is pleased with today’s announcement from the City of Ottawa regarding the decision to offer a low-income transit pass in 2017. The pass, which will be offered to approximately 8,800 low-income residents, will boost access to transportation for people who live below the low income cut-off set by Statistics Canada. People […]