In the days following the storm

On Friday, September 21st people across the city were glued to their radios, televisions, and Twitter feeds to get updates about the “thunderstorm warning” as it was gradually upgraded to “tornado watch” and finally “tornado warning”. This has happened in Ottawa before, but this time – the tornado actually touched down. Only later did we […]

Beautiful generosity from Metro

We are  honoured to have the support of the hard working managers and staff at Metro grocery stores across the city. Metro continues to go above and beyond to help our community and neighbours in need. They not only participate in food drives, sell pre-packed donation bags, and have Ottawa Food Bank donation cages in […]

A tribute to a long-standing supporter of the Ottawa Food Bank

The team at the Ottawa Food Bank is saddened to learn of the recent passing of an incredible person who went above and beyond to support her community. With permission from her family, we recognize Rosemarie Spoerri as a wonderful and generous member of the Ottawa community who has been a steady donor of the […]

How to get your Christmas Hamper

As we head into the cold months, we have begun to receive phone calls regarding how to go about getting a Christmas Hamper to help during the holidays. Please note that the Ottawa Food Bank does not directly distribute Christmas Hampers and for you to get the holiday support you need, please: Register by calling […]

A generous donation to help deliver fresh food to kids

The Ottawa Food Bank is extremely grateful after receiving a very generous donation from a family in the West end this past September. The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, gave a $100,000 gift to the Ottawa Food Bank, stating they see great value in the work the food bank does to bring fresh, healthy […]

Giving Spirit in the Nation’s Capital

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Thanks for Giving, Ottawa! People across the city continued to show generosity at our annual Thanks for Giving Food Drive which took place during the first weekend in October. Amazing volunteers were stationed in 25 Metro, Loblaws, and Your Independent Grocer locations, encouraging shoppers to become donors during the Saturday and Sunday of the […]

Fresh is Best

A message from Michael Maidment, Chief Executive Officer Ottawa’s hungry and vulnerable need your support more than ever before. This year, we’ve focused not only on quantity but on quality. We’re ensuring the food we provide to our clients is the healthiest we can provide. Because of your generous support this year, we doubled the […]

Up for the Challenge

Your Support Lets Us Be There We all know that life sometimes gives us a greater challenge than we’re ready for. Thanks to you, the Ottawa Food Bank is there as a safety net when people like Roger need a little extra help finding a path forward. Inside, learn more about Roger’s journey and how […]

eNewsletter con’t

Your Support in Action Your gifts offer a way forward to the most vulnerable among us. Here are some of the essentials that your community received this from October 2017-August 2018, thanks to your generosity: 980,400 lbs of fresh produce 69,000 cases of non-perishable food 8,950 cases of baby food and diapers 32,345 litres of […]

A Volunteer’s Gift

For Alison Hamilton, there isn’t just one reason why she’s decided to dedicate her time and money to the Ottawa Food Bank. There are many. Hamilton is a longtime monthly donor and volunteer in the Ottawa Food Bank’s warehouse. She works two-hour shifts every week on the sorting line. For the 63-year-old, donating her time […]