THANK YOU for Being a Community Hero

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Dear donor, In a time of global crisis, our city feels closer than ever before. I want to extend a sincere THANKS to you for helping Ottawa’s most vulnerable families during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the generosity of wonderful community supporters like you, who answered our calls for help, we’ve ensured no one has to […]

A Guide to Hosting a Safe Food Drive During COVID-19

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Here is a guide to hosting a safe food drive during COVID-19, and how to minimize the risk of infection. What we do at our end to ensure safety: We set the food aside for at least 24 hours before sorting it. At this time to ensure we abide by proper social distancing when people […]

Thank you Feed Ontario for Helping us with Food Hampers

Thank you Feed Ontario for your help obtaining funds from the government to help us fill these hampers! These hampers provide 2 weeks of food per person visiting their food bank. The Ottawa Food Bank provides the agencies with fresh food to supplement the hampers: eggs, meat, milk, bread, vegetables, and fruits. The majority of […]

COVID-19 Response Results — The First 10 Weeks of Action

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What we were able to accomplish together during the first 10 weeks after COVID-19 reached Ottawa. If you follow the button below, you will find the results of what we’ve been able to accomplish as a community. We could not have gotten the food to the people who need it the most without our donors, […]

TUNE in to CBC Special Day of Radio Storytelling this Friday

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TUNE in to special radio programming dedicated to those helping our community during challenging times on CBC Radio (91.5 FM) and CBC Listen. Ottawa Morning : 5:30 – 8:30 AM All In a Day : 3 – 6 PM Tune in live Featured artists will include (in no particular order): Measha Brueggergosman Twin Flames Lynn […]

Run for Hunger Relief in the Virtual Ottawa Race Weekend

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While the traditional Ottawa Race Weekend had to be canceled due to safe physical distancing practices, they are still committed to getting people involved and supporting local charities! Ottawa Food Bank is proud to be a participating charity in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Virtual Run taking place from May 15th until September 7th Join […]