The Ottawa Food Bank is extremely grateful after receiving a very generous donation from a family in the West end this past September.
The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, gave a $100,000 gift to the Ottawa Food Bank, stating they see great value in the work the food bank does to bring fresh, healthy food to people in Ottawa – especially to children.
With providing healthy food to children in mind, the donor’s gift supports a number of initiatives to that end, including:
- The Ottawa Food Bank’s costs associated with the Summer Lunch Program that runs in July and August and reaches approximately 750 kids though summer day camps and programs.
- The purchase of a new refrigerated truck for the Ottawa Food Bank’s Community Harvest farm. The current Community Harvest truck is 13 years old and will need to be replaced by the end of this 2018 growing season.
- Help provide even healthier snacks to our KickStart After 4 Programs, where we provide food to 21 after-school locations across the city. This gift is especially welcome during the 2018-19 school year as we transition to healthier items, which come with an increased cost.
We are excited and honoured to have such generous support from such an incredible family. Thank you for helping us allow children to focus on school and fun, rather than their hunger.