We are hiring: Director of Programs and Planning

The Ottawa Food Bank is looking for an individual with highly developed leadership skills and strong organizational and problem-solving skills.  This role should be filled by an innovative individual with a deep understanding of food security issues.  The incumbent also needs to have well-developed interpersonal skills with an ability to be adaptable and flexible as needed. Reporting […]

National Poverty Strategy is acknowledgement that something has to be done

The Federal Government has released a National Poverty Reduction Strategy to help low-income Canadians with the goal of boosting more than 2.1 million people, including 534,000 children, above the poverty line over the next 12 years. In Ottawa alone, there are nearly 135,000 people living in poverty – 33,480 of these people are children, according […]

Thank you Ottawa for helping us Tackle Hunger

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A big thank you to Purolator for once again including the Ottawa Food Bank in the Purolator Tackle Hunger campaign. Fans of the Ottawa REDBLACKS (aka RNation!!) were asked to bring donations for the Ottawa Food Bank to Saturday’s game versus the Montreal Alouettes. Thanks to their wonderful generosity, the equivalent of 24,920 pounds of […]

Thank you for your kindness and generosity

Thank you to Michael and Sara of Matlock Real Estate / Trust for dropping in to the Ottawa Food Bank this week with a very generous donation. Several years ago, the trust had selected a few charities to support, including the Ottawa Food Bank. This week, Michael and Sara stopped by to visit the Ottawa […]

Amazing “one-pot meals” donated to the Ottawa Food Bank

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Pulling together a balanced meal when on a tight budget can be both intimidating and difficult. And creating a wholesome meal to feed a family of four to six can be hard for anybody. Fortunately for us, we live in an amazing community with generous supporters who are making this possible for families in need. […]

Disappointed in the cancellation of the Basic Income Pilot

The Ottawa Food Bank is disappointed with the Ontario Government’s decision to cancel the Basic Income pilot – which it committed to continue during the provincial election. The pilot program, which was already producing positive outcomes in participating communities, would have provided evidence-based research as to whether a basic income approach could be a tool […]