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Thanks for Giving Food Drive

Keep an eye out for Ottawa’s best volunteers at your local grocery store on Saturday, October 7, 2023 of the Thanksgiving long weekend! Our volunteers will be encouraging you to give generously as we kick-off the giving season.

Donated food is still down by approximately 30% – so this food drive means a lot to us. Many stores will have pre-packaged bags to make donating even easier! If you would rather pick and pack items of your choosing, we welcome that too!

Participating locations include:


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Want to volunteer during our Thanks for Giving Food Drive? You can encourage shoppers to make a donation and support the community. Head to our Volunteer Calendar and scroll to check out all the available participating locations on October 7th.





Need food?

Use our look up tool to find the community food program in your neighbourhood.