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Break-through 5-year Partnership Between Preston Square, Ottawa Food Bank

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Preston Square committed to supporting families with children in vulnerable communities through the Ottawa Food Bank.

(Ottawa) Preston Square has committed to pledge $100,000 to the Ottawa Food Bank over a 5-year period to support some of the cities most vulnerable, babies and infants.

“On behalf of our staff and loyal Tenants at Preston Square, we have always endeavoured to give back to our community in some meaningful way. Given the current challenges, we believe now more than ever it is important to help people in need, especially parents struggling to keep their children nourished and supplied with daily necessities,” says Sean Murray, President.

“Our future depends on every child having the basics of life. We hope that our donation will help improve the quality of life for some of our more vulnerable communities. As parents, we recognize the importance of giving back and are committed to the Ottawa Food Bank and more specifically, its Baby Basics Program.”

Preston Square’s monetary donation will provide annual support that will go toward the purchase of diapers, formula, and baby cereal. Parents in need of emergency support can access these supplies through their community food bank or family program.

The Ottawa Food Bank helps to provide food and supplies to over 39,000 people every month through a network of 112 food programs across the city.

“Baby supplies such as diapers are a big expense for any new family, but especially for a family on an already tight budget,” says Rachael Wilson, Interim CEO, Ottawa Food Bank. 

“There are so many stresses for new parents, and thanks to this generous support from Preston Square the cost of diapers is one less item for these parents to worry about.”

In 2019 the Ottawa Food Bank provided nearly 45,000 pounds of baby food and almost 35,000 pounds of diapers for their network of programs to provide to the community.

Preston Square’s executive team, led by Jamilah and Sean Murray have supported the Ottawa Food Bank and their Baby Basics Program for over 16 years through direct donations, as well as through funds raised during their Heels for Meals and other fundraising events.

For more information on Preston Square please visit www.prestonsquare.ca.

About the Ottawa Food Bank:

The Ottawa Food Bank is the main emergency food provider in the National Capital Region. Through a network of 112 community food programs, the Ottawa Food Bank provides food for over 39,000 people per month – 37 per cent of whom are children. With a focus on fresh, and thanks to the community’s support, on average 12 to 14 tons of food is distributed from their Michael Street warehouse every weekday. For more information regarding the Ottawa Food Bank and how you can help provide healthy, accessible, sustainable food for all, please visit www.ottawafoodbank.ca.

For more information please contact:
Samantha Ingram
Communications Manager, Ottawa Food Bank
613-745-7001 ext. 105
samantha@ottawafoodbank.ca

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