Initial Reaction to the Ontario Government's 2017 Budget

The Government of Ontario has released their 2017 budget for A Stronger, Healthier Ontario. The Ottawa Food Bank feels that this budget is generally good news and a step in the right direction, however, while the new budget provides investments in key areas such as social assistance rates, affordable housing, and hydro rates, further investments […]

Thank you Spring Hope participants!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thank you to all participating tenants and landlords during this year’s Spring Hope Tenant Landlord Food Drive! This year 137 buildings took part in the food drive. Together, the tenants of these building donated a total of 43,054 pounds of food! Thank you to everyone for your generosity, and thank you for sharing your experience […]

Planned Giving: Tomorrow's Harvest

Tomorrow’s Harvest is the Ottawa Food Bank’s special recognition club of donors who have chosen to help end hunger by including the Ottawa Food Bank in their Will and estate planning. The following is an except from a letter written by the brothers of Frederick Jackson, the Founding Member of Tomorrow’s Harvest. [blockquote]We come from […]

THANK YOU to our amazing Volunteers!

Happy National Volunteer Week! April 23rd to 29th is National Volunteer Week. This week is a time to reflect on and recognize our volunteers and the awesome power of their volunteerism in the Ottawa community. We try to thank our volunteers on a daily basis – but sometimes it is hard to communicate exactly how […]

What NOT to Donate

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We appreciate all donations, but… We know no one puts items in a donation bin with ill intentions. However, some items find their way to our warehouse that we simply can not distribute. When we throw items away, we have to pay to dispose of them. To help us save on that cost, please […]

THANK YOU, Ottawa Guild of Potters!

This year’s 12th Annual Great Bowls of Fire event was an incredible success. Thank you to our generous friends from the Ottawa Guild of Potters for continuing to support the Ottawa Food Bank through this delicious event. We appreciate the time you put towards creating the beautiful bowls for your guests, and organizing an amazing […]

Thank you for helping us welcome the Spring

A successful Spring Food Drive THANK YOU to everyone who participated during our Spring Food Drive on Saturday, April 8th in grocery stores across the City. Traditionally, this food drive takes place over two days during the weekend. This year we decided to cover more stores and concentrate on a one day blitz. This paid […]