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Hunger Timeline

Getting Food Out

Everyday we see how hunger affects men, women and children and how it can become a barrier to success. People who come to us have families and jobs to keep with bills to pay. Life is challenging enough. Imagine facing it on an empty stomach.

Our mission is simple: Help people get beyond hunger.


– Educating people on how to prepare nutritious food on an extreme budget with Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Social Services.
– Forging a strong network with 112 local agencies who work directly with our clients.
– Working with local farmers and growers who ensure that 47% of the food we deliver is fresh.
– Extending our reach across the Ottawa region through the generosity of corporate donors.
– Fostering relationships with food industry partners to turn every dollar donated into $5 worth of food.

Once food is received, it’s sorted at our warehouse and distributed to our agency partners who reach over 41,500 people every month.

Help us help people get beyond hunger.



A huge thank you to the CCLA

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On March 24, 2017
Thank you so much to the County of Carleton Law Association for once again holding an incredible Annual Courthouse Food Drive. Every morning for a week, dedicated members of the CCLA and Ottawa law firms spend time in the lobby of the courthouse to accept donations for the Ottawa Food Bank, this year they also […]
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Apply today! OC Transpo EquiPass now available

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On March 21, 2017
The new monthly transit pass available to eligible people on a low income The EquiPass will be available to an estimated 4,700 people who currently pay full price for their adult pass. People who turn to the Ottawa Food Bank for assistance often spend resources on transit, instead of purchasing food. Limited access to transportation […]
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RECORD BREAKING RCMP Musical Ride Open House & Food Drive

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On March 8, 2017
THANK YOU to the families and individuals who attended the RCMP Musical Ride Open House & Food Drive. This is always a great event that gives the community the chance to see behind the scenes of the world famous musical ride, and we’re continually honoured to be involved as a beneficiary. Every year, guests are […]
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Along with our staff and volunteers, our board of directors are influential in helping the Ottawa Food Bank run.


David K. Law

Vice Chair

Greg Strahl
Palladium Insurance


Sarah Tremblay
Supervisor, Assurance & Advisory Service
Ginsberg, Gluzman, Fage & Levitz, LLP


Irene Cameron
Carson Grove Elementary School

Barbara Carroll
Executive Coordinator
Debra Dynes Family Centre

Erin Crowe
Chief Financial Officer
ProSlide Technology Inc

Ivan Gedz
Union Local 613

Directors Con’t

Sylvie Manser
Executive Coordinator
Banff Avenue Community House

Marian McMahon
Assistant Auditor General of Canada
Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Nicole Perras
Executive Coordinator
Orlean-Cumberland Food BANk

Louisa Simms
Executive Coordinator
Heron Emergency Food Centre

Our Team

It takes a special kind of person to work at the Ottawa Food Bank. So it should be no surprise that our employees are dedicated individuals who bring something special to the team. To contact any member of our staff, email them by typing their first name @ottawafoodbank.ca.

General email: foodbank@ottawafoodbank.ca | Volunteer email: volunteer@ottawafoodbank.ca
Phone number: 613-745-7001 | Fax: 613-745-7377.

Executive Director
Michael Maidment
[michael.maidment (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]

Executive Assistant
Alexandra Sioulas
[alexandra.sioulas (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]

Finance & Administration
Francine Rukundo – Director of Finance & Administration
Amy Cailloux – Finance and Donor Relations Coordinator
Diana Kovalevskaya– Raiser’s Edge Database Administrator
Katie Whitehouse – Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Mia Eriksson Blundell- Human Resources Manager

Paul Brown – Director of Operations
Chris Kennedy – Manager of Operations
Travis Glavich – Warehouse Coordinator

Operations con’t
Adam Inkpen – Warehouse Worker & Truck Driver
Derek Merkley – Truck Driver
Adam Campbell – Truck Driver
Mao Nien Chia – Truck Driver
George Plunkett – Truck Driver
Venel L. Charles – Truck Driver

Communications & Development
Rachael Wilson – Director, Communications & Development
[rachael.wilson (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]
Patti Moss – Fundraising Coordinator
[pmoss (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]
Tricia Johnson – Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
Samantha Ingram – Communications Coordinator

Maggie Rose – Events Coordinator

Agency Relations/Programs & Planning
Sarah Burns – Programs and Planning Manager
Lauren Whalen – Programs and Planning Coordinator

Jo-Anne Turple – Volunteer Coordinator

Community Harvest
Jason Gray – Community Harvest Coordinator

Corporate Partners

Sodexo constantly takes part in initiatives and events held by the Ottawa Food Bank that help feed our community. Annual BBQ’s for summer camp children and a Stop Hunger Dinner are just a few examples of Sodexo doing their part in helping those in need.

Many Metro locations help the Ottawa Food Bank by serving as drop off locations that accept food donations throughout our community all year long.

Several Loblaws locations across Ottawa also serve as drop off locations for the Ottawa Food Bank as a way for our community to make direct food donations to those in need.

The Ottawa Food Bank is grateful for the support of Cisco Systems Co. and its employees who have been supporting us through their annual Harvest of Hope Campaign for over 7 years.

The Billings Bridge Shopping Centre often includes the Ottawa Food Bank in multiple campaigns to help raise funds for Ottawa’s Hungry.

Run a food drive with your office, classroom, or community group and help families in need across Ottawa.
Sign up for the Holiday Food Drive today!