About Us


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 goal 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 114 local agencies who work directly with our clients.
– Working with local farmers and growers, as well as our own farm, who ensure that 43% 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 37,524 people every month.


Healthy, accessible, sustainable food for all.


We work in partnership to create a healthier city by empowering people, increasing access to healthy food, and advocating for systemic changes that reduce food insecurity.

Help us help people get beyond hunger.



Along with our staff and volunteers, our board of directors are influential in helping the Ottawa Food Bank run.


Greg Strahl
Palladium Insurance

Vice Chair & Treasurer

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


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


Erin Crowe
Chief Financial Officer
ProSlide Technology Inc

Ivan Gedz
Union Local 613

Sylvie Manser
Executive Coordinator
Banff Avenue Community House

Nicole Perras
Executive Coordinator
Orlean-Cumberland Food Bank

Directors Con’t

Naomi Praamsma
Executive Director
Salvation Army, Bethany Hope Centre

Michaela Tokarski
Creekside Communications

Yacouba Traoré
Executive Director
Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource 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.

Chief Executive Officer
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
Mia Eriksson Blundell- Human Resources Manager
Amy Cailloux – Finance and Donor Relations Coordinator
Diana Kovalevskaya– Raiser’s Edge Database Administrator
Jo-Anne Turple – Volunteer Coordinator
Elsa Molinaro – Receptions/Administrative Assistant

Tim Moran – Director of Operations
Chris Kennedy – Manager of Operations
Travis Glavich – Warehouse Coordinator
Anne Charbonneau – Warehouse Worker & Truck Driver
Denis Fournier – Warehouse Worker & Truck Driver
Shawn Larocque – 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]
Tricia Johnson – Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
Alain McKinlay Tilgner – Fundraising Coordinator
Nicole Alphonso – Development Coordinator, Food Industry
Samantha Ingram – Communications Coordinator

Community Engagement & Events
Annette Leclair – Community Engagement & Events Manager
Casandra Wood – Community Engagement & Events Coordinator

Agency Relations/Programs & Planning
Allison FitzGerald – Director, Programs & Planning
Lauren Whalen – Programs & Planning Coordinator
Anne Millar – Program Development & Evaluation Coordinator
Madison Watson – Community Development Coordinator
[madison.watson (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]
Jill Burns – Registered Dietitian

Community Harvest
Jason Gray – Community Harvest Manager
Jeremy Foss – Seasonal Community Harvest Assistant
Tim Foss – Seasonal Community Harvest Assistant


We are hiring: Community Development Coordinator – Maternity Leave Coverage

  • Posted by Ottawa Food Bank
  • On June 18, 2019
The Ottawa Food Bank is looking for an individual to fill a full-time, 1-year contract position as a Community Development Coordinator to fill-in and support our agencies while the incumbent in on parental leave.  The successful candidate will have experience and an in-depth understanding of the social service system and have an aptitude for implementing […]
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