It’s the First Day of Ramadan and Give 30 Has Launched to Support Food Banks

Give 30 ottawa food bank

Give 30 is a grassroots movement to help people in need; it strives for positive change and is inspired by Ramadan.  The 2020 campaign has officially launched. People who observe Ramadan fast during the day. Since a key part of Ramadan is learning about hunger and poverty, and being compassionate to those in need, it seemed a perfect way to […]

2020 Food Sort Challenge is Cancelled

Food Sort Challenge

After much discussion, the Ottawa Food Bank has decided to cancel the 2020 Food Sort Challenge. Although we are incredibly disappointed, we know it’s the best thing for this year, given the current crisis. If you were a participant in this event, your team leader has been contacted. We’re working on a little something with […]

Government Assistance Update

CERB ottawa financial support canada food bank

If you stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks. It looks as though: The CERB application process will open this week, and people are to apply based on what month they are born. […]