Ottawa Food Bank Reveals New Freezer Thanks to a Generous Grant from the OTF

On Friday, we were proud to reveal our new industrial size walk-in freezer, purchased and installed thanks to a generous $150,000 Capital grant received in the Spring of 2019 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). We are extremely grateful for this generous support for the Ontario Trillium Foundation, as this is not a project we […]

The Ottawa Food Bank is now offering their communications in French

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You may have noticed that our social media is bilingual… now our website and blog posts are too! For some time now, we have been receiving messages and feedback requesting that we offer our communications in both English and French. We are now able to answer those requests! A couple of weeks ago, we hired […]

$150,000 OTF Grant Increases Ottawa Food Bank’s Capacity

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Ottawa, ON – On Friday, the Ottawa Food Bank was proud to reveal their new industrial size walk-in freezer, purchased and installed thanks to a generous $150,000 Capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Local MPP John Fraser and OTF Board Member Larry Malloy were at the reveal to congratulate the Ottawa Food Bank […]

Heart Month Week 4: The Facts on Fibre

The facts on Fibre

Fibre is important to health and plays a special role in heart health. Fibre is only found in plant foods which is part of the reason why plants are so good for us whether it is nuts, beans, grains, seeds, vegetables, or fruits. Why is fibre so great for supporting health? Fibre can help improve […]

Heart Month Week 3: The Facts on Fats

Some fats are essential to good health and will prevent nutrient deficiency Fats also help the body to absorb vitamins A, D, E and K. Fats are a great source of energy When we think of fats in relation to heart health, we think of cholesterol and inflammation. The aim of a heart healthy diet […]

Thank you RCMP Musical Ride and Open House Food Drive!

Thank you to the amazing people and officers behind the RCMP Musical Ride Open House for once again turning this amazing event into an effort to support the Ottawa Food Bank. We truly appreciate this incredible ongoing support. Visitors were able to tour the stables and meet the horses and riders of the world famous […]

Registration Open for Food Sort Challenge

Presented by Mondeau Bathroom & Kitchen Sign up TODAY for Ottawa’s most unique event and challenge. Our 2020 Food Sort Challenge is taking place on May 1st at Aberdeen Pavilion and it’s going to be better than ever! We’re adding recreational rounds and professional streams; and this year will be more challenging than ever thanks […]

Heart Month Week 2: Shake the Salt Habit

Changing how and what we eat is one way to help keep our heart healthy Canadians are still eating more than the recommended daily amount of salt. This is important because salt can raise blood pressure and put a person at higher risk for a stroke or heart attack. However, we do need some salt […]

Heart Month Week 1: Cooking with Whole Grains

February is Heart Month and we want to share tips all month long to help keep you heart as healthy as possible. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada state that 8 out of 10 cases of premature heart disease and stroke are preventable with healthy lifestyle behaviours. This is often easier said than done […]