National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today is a day that honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. This last year has further brought to light the horrors that happened at these schools and we know now more than ever that the past cannot be ignored. Today’s commemoration is a direct response to Action 80 […]

WillPower: Calculate your legacy!

Can you really make a difference with your Will? In short, yes! Your support helps the Ottawa Food Bank preserve its fundamental vision and mandate – to provide healthy, accessible, sustainable food for all. The Ottawa Food Bank is a proud partner in the Will Power national movement. A gift in your Will provides the gift […]

DONATE: Week 4 of Hunger Action Month!

Hunger Action Month is a time for all communities across Canada to come together and learn about food insecurity, while advocating for change and supporting our neighbours. Keep an eye on our social media for updates, and join in on the conversation! Make sure you use the hashtag #HungerActionMonth. The fourth theme of Hunger Action […]

Thanks for Giving Food Drive

Kicking off the giving season, our Thanks for Giving Food Drive will be taking place on Saturday, October 9, 2021 of the Thanksgiving long weekend! This year, there are 20 partnering grocery stores across Ottawa! Most locations will have pre-packaged bags to make donating even easier. If you would rather pick and pack items of […]

VOLUNTEER: Week 3 of Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month is a time for all communities across Canada to come together and learn about food insecurity, while advocating for change and supporting our neighbours. VOLUNTEER is the third theme of the month. Are you an Ottawa Food Bank volunteer? We’d love for you to share pictures and stories about the amazing volunteer […]

ADVOCATE: Week 2 of Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month is a time for all communities across Canada to come together and learn about food insecurity, while advocating for change and supporting our neighbours. The second theme of Hunger Action Month is ADVOCATE. One of the things we advocate for the most is an actionable Poverty Reduction Strategy. Did you know that […]

An A-MAIZE-ING Donation!

The Ottawa Food Bank is thrilled to announce an a-maize-ing donation from a local West-End family: 3000 lbs of delicious, sweet corn!  The sweet corn was distributed amongst our member agencies and was a huge hit within the community! The Ottawa Food Bank focuses on providing healthy, accessible, sustainable food for all, and this donation […]

EDUCATE: Week 1 of Hunger Action Month!

Hunger Action Month is a time for food banks and communities across Canada to come together and learn about food insecurity, while advocating for change and supporting our neighbours. EDUCATE is the theme of this first full week for Hunger Action Month! Keep an eye on our social media for updates, and join in on […]

September is Hunger Action Month!

Hunger Action Month is a nation-wide campaign in September to raise awareness of food insecurity in our communities. The month aims to encourage supporters to take action in four ways: Educate, Advocate, Volunteer, and Donate. Awareness and support are important because: In Ottawa, tens of thousands of people visit a food bank every month. Approximately […]