CBC’s Project Give helps over 41,500 people

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]CBC’s listeners, viewers, and fans helped raise $151,786 for the Ottawa Food Bank this year during Project Give, the radio station’s annual fundraiser for charity.

CBC Project Give was a full day fundraiser filled with live music, client and volunteer stories, contests, and more.

It is difficult to put in words what a day like this means for the Ottawa Food Bank and the lives of the 41,500 people for whom we provide food through our member community food programs.

In 2014, the CBC Project Give campaign helped the Ottawa Food Bank pilot the reFRESH winter produce program, which helps purchase fresh produce for the winter months, while our farm is frozen. This year’s charity fundraiser will help purchase that fresh food and more, into 2017.

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to CBC on December 9th, and donated. Also thank you to everyone who went to a Bridgehead and gave so generously there as well. The generosity of people in Ottawa is incredible.

Thank you to Ten Thousand Villages who got in a $7,000 donation just in time to take the grand total over the $150,000 mark.

A heart-felt thank you to the amazing people who shared their stories throughout the day. Hearing the stories of food bank guests helped put a face to hunger and helped our neighbours understand who is hungry in our communities. The reality is, it could be anyone. Thank you for sharing your stories.

To the hard-working team at CBC Ottawa, thank you. The hours you dedicated to the cause paid off, as the day was an incredible success. Everyone at the Ottawa Food Bank truly appreciates your dedication and support. Thank you.

Also thank you to all who helped make the day:  Bridgehead, MPI Ottawa, Adobe, IBM, Elmvale Metro, St. Laurent Mall, Bookaboo, Chirp, Groupe Allegro choir, The Joseph Family, Gloucester Loblaws, the Dash and Dish participants and Chefs, Bread and Roses Bakery, Gees Bees Honey Company, our amazing member agencies who opened their doors to share their stories, Jeremy Fisher, Monday I Retire, and all the volunteers.

*Top banner image courtesy of: CBC Ottawa, Élise Desrochers, and Kate Tenenhouse


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