Information on Receiving Government Support — COVID-19

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Applying for Employment Insurance (EI): If you are sick or self-isolating, you can apply for EI sickness benefits online or over the phone. This will give you either 55 percent of your normal income or $573 per week, whichever is less. Online: OR by calling 1-833-381-2755 If you did not pay into EI benefits […]

Food programs across the city are hard at work while ensuring we stay healthy

At the Ottawa Food Bank, and at food programs across the city, continuing to work so our neighbours don’t go without is our main priority. At the same time, another very important priority is top of mind: everyone’s health. We, and hard-working community food programs across the city, are doing all we can to help […]

COVID-19 Response from the Ottawa Food Bank

The growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is an important public health matter, and one that the Ottawa Food Bank is taking seriously. We are aware the situation is changing daily, and are doing our part to take preventative steps. We are committed to doing all we can to protect our community while continuing service […]

A Big Thank you to the Loaves and Fishes Fund for their Incredible Donation

We are extremely grateful to the Loaves and Fishes Fund for their incredible $25,000 contribution which they raised at last year’s Loaves and Fishes Gala. This year’s gala takes place on Saturday, April 18th. For more information, visit the Loaves and Fishes Gala event page. “We are grateful for the generous and continued support that […]

How YOU can help Fight Hunger & Spark Change TODAY

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WHAT: This year marks Walmart’s 4th annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” National campaign to support Food Banks Canada. WHEN: February 20 —March 18, 2020 WHY: 1 in 8 Canadians do not have food security, which leads to there being 1.1 million food bank visits each month. GOAL: To collect enough money and donated food to […]