Thank You, Great Glebe Garage Sale!

For the first time in-person since 2019, the 2022 Great Glebe Garage Sale was a success! This year the Great Glebe Garage Sale was back in-person for the first time since 2019! It was a great success with amazing weather. This iconic community event has supported the Ottawa Food Bank since 1986. Vendors, visitors and businesses […]

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

June 21st is Indigenous People’s Day. At the Ottawa Food Bank, we talk a lot about food security, but on this day, we’d like to amplify Indigenous voices on the topic of Indigenous Food Sovereignty. Here are the four pillars of Indigenous Food Sovereignty (IFS) according to the Indigenous Food Systems Network. 1. Food is Sacred […]

Indigenous-Led Member Agencies

June is National Indigenous History Month. We are honoured to work in partnership with Indigenous-led agencies year-round to support food security initiatives that respect and uphold the cultural sovereignty of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. We’d like to share the work of three Indigenous-led member agencies in the Ottawa Food Bank network. Tungasuvvingat Inuit […]

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month. In Canada, Indigenous populations experience disproportionate levels of both severe and chronic food insecurity¹. This month, we are reflecting on the intertwining of Indigenous people’s past, present and future while building awareness, cultural understanding, and learning. The Ottawa Food Bank operates on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territory of […]