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Canada Post Strike and its impact on the Ottawa Food Bank

You may have heard that there is a postal strike affecting the delivery of mail across Canada. A disruption of this scope has a large impact on charities like the Ottawa Food Bank, as we receive a large number of donations and support through mail.

With the holidays quickly approaching, you have the opportunity to make a tremendous difference in the lives of the 38,400 people across the city who will need food assistance every month throughout the Winter.

While the strike won’t stop your gift from reaching us by mail, it will take a longer than usual. If you want your gift to reach families and individuals right away, there are other ways you can give.

How you can still support the Ottawa Food Bank during the strike:

  • ONLINE: Visit our donation page and donate online. When you donate online your gift will be protected through our secure system and you will receive a tax receipt via email immediately
  • IN PERSON: Stop by and visit us 1317 Michael Street any time Monday to Friday between the hours of 8AM and 4PM
  • OVER THE PHONE: We can accept credit card donations by phone. Give call us at 613-745-7001 and press 3 and 3 again

Please note you may receive multiple letters from the Ottawa Food Bank during the strike.

The postal strike is also impacting the delivery of our fundraising letters. This is the busiest time of the year for us and we do send out donation letters to help us raise the much-needed funds. We print these letters in advance and they are scheduled to go out through out the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Years.

Unfortunately, with the delays and rotating strikes, you may receive letters later than we hoped. You may also receive letters after you have already made a donation. Please accept our apologies if this happens to you. Please disregard any mail that you feel was sent to you in error.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Thank you for helping us ensure your neighbours have enough to eat this Christmas and Holiday season.

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