It’s 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. This Giving Tuesday, help the 38,400 men, women, and children in Ottawa who need the assistance of their community food program to fill their fridge. […]

Why we need YOUR WORKPLACE to register for the Holiday Food Drive

This time of year is aptly knows as the “season of giving”. People across the city always inspire us by their generosity at this time. We are calling on your support during the season of giving to help us through the holidays and into the New Year. Starting around now and into the weeks leading […]

Canada Post Strike and its impact on the Ottawa Food Bank

You may have heard that there is a postal strike affecting the delivery of mail across Canada. A disruption of this scope has a large impact on charities like the Ottawa Food Bank, as we receive a large number of donations and support through mail. With the holidays quickly approaching, you have the opportunity to […]

We are hiring: Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker DZ

Under the supervision of the Manager – Operations, the Truck Driver/Warehouse Worker DZ organizes and prepares daily deliveries and performs warehouse and other related duties; picks up donated/purchased food and other goods from donor locations; and delivers food/other goods to member agencies. It should be noted that there is a significant amount of time spent […]

We are hiring: Community Development Coordinator

This full-time, permanent position is under the direct supervision of the Director, Programs & Planning. This is a brand-new role, intended to support our agencies in their work and to implement and drive improvements across our network. The Community Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting agency-led programming and service improvement initiatives. This includes developing and […]

Thank you to our local Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers!

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers are known for doing all they can to build skills and help others. The Annual Scouts, Metro Food Drive in support of the Ottawa Food Bank helps accomplish just that, as these young volunteers with big hearts head to local Metro grocery stores and collect donations from generous shoppers. Over […]

$50K in grocery store gift cards delivered to West Carleton Disaster Relief

For Immediate Release November 2, 2018  Ottawa Food Bank responds to an urgent need in the Dunrobin area (Ottawa) The Ottawa Food Bank recognized the gaps in basic supports for Dunrobin area residents affected by the September 21st tornadoes. In response the Ottawa Food Bank has delivered $50,000 in grocery gift cards to West Carleton […]

Tis the Season to register for your Holiday Food Drive

Calling all groups, teams, schools, and workplaces: it’s time to sign up for your Holiday Food Drive! This year’s Holiday Food Drive, presented by Sobey’s and FreshCo, is challenging groups and workplaces to help us fill as many refrigerators as possible! It can cost a family of four $252 per week to fill their fridge […]