Billy Talent x Ottawa Food Bank

Billy Talent is a Canadian Rock band with strong philanthropic values. Last month, Billy Talent teamed up with the Ottawa Food Bank to host an on-site food drive at TD Place, as part of their cross-Canada tour. The band encouraged fans to bring non-perishable items to the concert in support of the Ottawa Food Bank, and committed to donating $1 from each ticket sale!
The final numbers are in… Together, we raised:

$5,237 + 450lbs of food!

Billy Talent’s philanthropic efforts have been led by Aaron Solowoniuk, founding member and drummer. In the video below, Aaron explains the power of community and how together, we can continue helping our neighbours experiencing food insecurity.

Interested in how you can get involved?
Below are a few ways you can take action!

Hold a Food/Fund Drive

You know that feeling you get when you donate to the Ottawa Food Bank? Why not share that feeling with your colleagues or friends by holding a food drive, fund drive, or fundraising event. There are many ways to do it – consider holding a food drive or set up a virtual fundraiser to celebrate a special occasion. Not only will you be making a difference, but you’ll be having a lot of fun while you do it.

Food and fundraising events provide the Ottawa Food Bank with the necessary resources to sustain our programs and ensure that a supply of emergency food is available to those who may need it.

Donate Food

The bowl of cereal that fills a child’s stomach, the can of soup that warms an elderly person, the lunch that sustains the person working hard at finding employment—these are the situations that make the work we do so rewarding. Help the Ottawa Food Bank fight hunger by giving food.

You can drop off a donation at one of our drop-off locations or at the Ottawa Food Bank.

Monetary Donation

A monetary donation directly helps 39,040 people in Ottawa obtain access to the food they need.

As the Ottawa Food Bank is able to purchase food in such large quantities (and thanks to our amazing food industry partners and supporters), we can make your monetary donation stretch further. This means that every dollar donated helps us deliver $5 of food to the community!


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