Thank you Savour Fall!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Thank you to Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston for once again inviting the Ottawa Food Bank to participate in, and be beneficiaries of, Savour Fall at Rideau Hall. The Ottawa Food Bank was in attendance to talk to guests and accept donations. Beyond that, […]

Volunteers Needed: Thanks for Giving Food Drive (Sept. 30)

Believe it or not – it’s almost Thanksgiving! We will be holding our annual Thanks for Giving Food Drive on Saturday, September 30 – the weekend before the Thanksgiving long weekend – to help us kick start the holiday season by restocking our shelves. Grocery store food drives, such as this one, are simply not […]

Share your BIG idea to help reduce hunger in Ottawa!

Do you have a big idea about helping to reduce hunger and improve access to healthy food in our community? Be a part of the Milk Crate Pitch’er Competition and potentially see your idea be developed! pHacktory and the Kind Village are working together to discover the most audacious ideas from the community to challenge hunger and […]

We’re kicking of Hunger Awareness Week with FRESH food thanks to you!

THANK YOU! Thank you to all who showed up on Saturday during our first ever FRESH Food Drive. After receiving word that the weather has taken a toll on our farm, we knew we had to act fast. We are so grateful that member of the community have stepped up to help us provide the […]

Hunger Awareness Week (Sept. 18 – 22)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Think there isn’t hunger in Canada/Ottawa? Think again. Hunger Awareness Week is a national campaign about raising awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in Ottawa and across the country. There are approximately 4 million people across Canada who turn to a food bank, with over 41,500 people right here in Ottawa visiting a […]

FRESH Food Drive TODAY (Sat. Sept. 16)

Please join us during our first ever FRESH Food Drive As a result of record rain fall and colder than usual temperatures, our farm is suffering – meaning we have fewer fruits and vegetables to provide to the people for whom we serve. But you can help! For the first time ever, we are running […]

Our farm is behind due to record rain fall

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a result of record rain fall and colder than usual temperatures, our crops are suffering. Overall, we think we will be down by 25,000 lbs of fresh food from our farm. That is a huge loss and means we have less produce to give to our clients. With all the rain, some plants sat […]

We’re Hiring: Program Development and Evaluation Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Manager, Programs and Planning, the Program Development and Evaluation Coordinator is responsible for assessing and evaluating programs delivered throughout the Ottawa Food Bank’s agency network, identifying program gaps/redundancies in current program delivery, conducting community needs assessments and developing or enhancing programs to more effectively meet the needs of the community. […]