Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to give back to the community after taking advantage of all the in-store and online deals across town. This day, November 29th, marks the “opening day” of the giving season. This Giving Tuesday, help the 41,500 men, women, and children in […]

Expect a phone call

For the first time in the Ottawa Food Bank’s history, we are working with a local service provider who is managing and executing a tele-fundraising campaign for our organization. We’ve chosen to work with a very reputable firm called PassionArts Teleservices Inc. The PassionArts Teleservices Inc call centre is fully payment card industry (PCI) compliant. […]

“Comeback” Champions Baseball print to support the Ottawa Food Bank

ManMade Art donating proceeds to the Ottawa Food Bank Artist Doug Jackson has created a wonderful art piece to celebrate the Ottawa Champions amazing 2016 season. Jackson has numbered and signed each print, and 100 per cent of proceeds will be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank. This effort reflects the team’s role in the […]

Help people like Daniel, and sign up for the Holiday Food Drive

This Holiday Season, we’re calling on you to sign up for our Holiday Food Drive. Every year, hundreds of community groups and work places come together during the holiday to raise much needed food and funds in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. With 90 per cent of our donations coming directly from the community, […]

From a generous online donor

I’ve never forgotten the pain of hunger. As a child I often went to school hungry with the hope that my mom might have managed to get some food by dinner. Sometimes there was nothing at all. Often there was only leftover potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I suffered the embarrassment and shame being […]

The Ottawa Food Bank is seeking YOUR input on our role in the community

We want to hear from you! The Ottawa Food Bank is seeking your input on our role in our community.  The purpose of this survey is to gather your ideas on our mission, vision, and future directions. This will help our strategic planning process and our efforts to better serve the community. The survey is […]

Save the Date: December 9th is CBC’s PROJECT GIVE

December 9th is going to be a day-long celebration of giving! From 5:30 a.m. when you wake up with Robyn Bresnahan on CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning throughout all of our local programming, including All in a Day with Alan Neal and on TV on CBC Ottawa News at 6 with Adrian Harewood and Lucy van […]

EquiPass to come in April 2017

As an organization that was advocating for this initiative, the Ottawa Food Bank is happy to hear a low-income transit pass was approved in the City of Ottawa’s 2017 draft budget. The pass will cost $57, half the price of an adult pass, which will cost $113.75 in the new year. This transit pass, dubbed […]

Rocking out during Rockable Hours

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Rockable Hours is an annual charity concert at Babylon Nightclub, featuring bands made up of lawyers and law students and Professors, to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank. This year’s event was loud and incredible! Friday’s line-up included: Chairman and the Bored (Gowlings) Lex Rock (Justice Canada) The Reasonable Persons (University of Ottawa law […]

Thank you Scouts, Metro and Purolator!

Scouts Canada is an organization where children can discover the best in themselves and each other. The Annual Scouts, Metro, Purolator Food Drive in support of the Ottawa Food Bank does just that, as these little volunteers with big hearts head to local Metro grocery stores and encourage shoppers to donate. In just six hours […]