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Building support to fight community hunger

For immediate release: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Building support to fight community hunger

(OTTAWA) Residential rental companies citywide, along with their landlords and tenants, are working together to fight community hunger today during the 12th Annual Spring Hope Tenant-Landlord Food Drive. Volunteers in close to 170 apartment buildings throughout Ottawa will be collecting non-perishable donations door-to-door beginning at 6:00 pm.

Participating rental companies include:

Arnon
Capital Properties
CLV Group
Q Residential
District Realty
Homestead
Minto
Osgoode Properties
Paramount Property Management
Realstar
Taggart Realty Management
The Regional Group
Timbercreek Asset Management – Main
Urbandale
Vertica Resident Services
Globe General Agencies
I.P.T Investments
Rio Vista

“We are so appreciative of the annual support from landlords, tenants, and the Eastern Ontario Landlord Organization”, says Michael Maidment, Executive Director of the Ottawa Food Bank. “We encourage residents to donate generously during this time of year when donations typically start to slow down.”

Residents are encouraged to donate the Ottawa Food Bank’s most needed items:

  • Canned fish, meats and stews
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal (whole grains)
  • Rice
  • Dry pasta and sauce
  • Baby formula and diapers
  • Juices

About the Ottawa Food Bank

The Ottawa Food Bank is the Ottawa Region’s central food assistance organization. Through its 140 member agencies, the Ottawa Food Bank helps 48,000 individuals per month, 37 per cent of whom are children. On average, 14 tons of food is shipped from its Michael Street warehouse each and every working day. For additional information, visit www.ottawafoodbank.ca.

 

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For more information please contact:
Patti Murphy
Ottawa Food Bank
Director, Communications & Development
613-745-7001
patti@ottawafoodbank.ca

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