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  1. How do I donate and have my donation tracked as a result of the Great Glebe Garage Sale

  2. Since my children learned to eat peanut butter, that lasted for more than thirty years, continue my grand daughter, of course in my 85 years of age I do noit remember if it was Kraft or another, anyways that was good for them.

  3. We definitely enjoyed a great day of golf and I really want to let Peter and his entire crew know what a pleasure it was to work on this tournament with them.

    They treated the tournament like it was their own and I can’t thank you enough for all of your help.

    Special thanks to Sarah and Maggie for all your help in design, organizing and volunteering at the tournament. No one was claiming a hole-in-one that day unless these two Ladies witnessed it! 🙂

    I also want to thank Joanne and Samantha for their help the day of the tournament as well! These two Ladies raised alot of money at the putting competition and Joanne sold alot of raffle tickets!

    Tom Stathopoulos
    Tournament Committee Chair

    1. We are very appreciative for having the opportunity to be involved. Thank you very much for your generosity and for making it a really fun day for all who were there.

  4. I am available on Saturday October 8, anytime from early morning until 3 p.m.
    I live in the neighborhood of the METRO at Innes and 10th Line Rd.
    Cheers
    Karen Trebert

    1. Are yu the right Karen Trebert that used to live in lower town ottawa near chapel street and do you know an Adele Boulais?

  5. Would love to help, I’m downtown so was wondering if I could just walk into Hartmans and ask if they need help?

  6. Ever since ODSP reduced the dietary supplement I am living ever more precariously! Something drastic needs to be done, we can’t continue to rely on Foodbank!

  7. I was wondering if you could send me a file of John Ferguson, owner of Giant Tiger store 10. He was on your broadcast this morning (Nov. 1) talking about the Ottawa Food Drive. I missed it and would like to see it.

    Thanks.

    1. Good Morning Paola,

      This is on November 13 – this Sunday. For our events, you will always find the date at the top of the post above the event name.

      Have fun!

  8. I donate all the books that we revmoe from our school library to our public library’s book sale (if they are in good shape, of course.) I also get a lot of donations for our school library that I don’t want so those go to our public book sale too. Great job! Keep it up! My BEA Post

  9. Hello,

    Do you take sponsorships for your tournament on the 25th? If so please forward a sponsorship package to me or provide the needed information. I am part of Goodlife Fitness in the marketing department and would like to sponsor a hole.

    Thank you,
    Stephanie Maillet

  10. Hello Stephanie,

    Thank you for your interest! The event is put on my a third party, not the Ottawa Food Bank – but it appears there is some sponsorship options on the registration form that is linked above. On that same form there is some contact information should you have an further questions.

    Thank you once again!

  11. Thanks for highlighting Halogen’s fundraising activities on behalf of the Ottawa Food Bank! Employees really enjoyed participating and the competition for the CANstruction was fierce!

  12. Thanks for the post! The employees take great pride in finding new ways to support the Ottawa Food Bank.

  13. Employees had a fun time and always enjoy helping support such a great cause! Thank you to the Ottawa Food Bank reps that took part as our chili judges!

  14. Its amazing how many pelope will say they are “starving,” especially kids but I have been blessed and know that I haven’t had real hunger pains. That’s part of the reason I’m happy to contribute to helping others have food on their plates. There is always something that can be done to lend a hand and this is the season where need is all around us as temps drop. Thanks for the reminder.

  15. Hi I am looking for information purchasing raffle tickets for the Denver trip. How can I buy some? Whens the deadline to buy them? When is the draw take place and do you have to be there to win? Can someone call me or email me back to let me know please and thank you. My number is 613-898-0784 my email is mikeling69@hotmail.com

    1. Thanks Mike! Check your email for a response.

      Also for everyone with questions or wanting to buy tickets – your best bet is to contact the organizers of the event, Masha Krupp Translation Group, at 613.820.4566.
      Thank you! Have fun and good luck!

  16. We would like to say thank you for all the support we are receiving and the overwhelming response we are getting from the community. The days are filling up be sure to call to book your pickup!

    1. Hello Christian, it doesn’t appear that they are asking us to provide them with volunteers. But you can try to contact the coordinators of the event directly through their website linked above. Moving forward, contact volunteer@theottawafoodbank.ca when you have volunteer requests. She’ll be able to help you find a placement.

  17. Hi Jo-Ann,
    My name is Adora and I would like to volunteer at the food bank.Please me know if you have an opening available . I am aware that you can accommodate 15 volunteers at a time. Looking forward to hearing from you .
    Blessing,
    Adora

  18. Hi,

    Callum is my grandson and I’m so proud of him! You should publish this article about him in the Ottawa Citizen so that people can see the power of one little person and maybe more people will get the idea and pay it forward.

    Thank you.
    Yvette Lalonde

  19. Callum is extraordinary to be so considerate to others at such a young age. Congratulations to their parents for doing such a fine job!

  20. THIS AD IS PRESENTLY PUBLISHED ON kijiji.Ad ID 466121493
    Is it true?

    Raise funds for Neil Diamond TributeSelling Benefit show tickets

    View larger image
    Date Listed 18-Mar-13
    Last Edited 03-Apr-13
    Address Nepean, ON K2G 5K7, Canada
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    Job Type Temporary
    Make over 500.00 dollars per week raising funds for the local food programs by selling tickets to , A tribute to Neil Diamond in Ottawa on July 13th at CentrePointe Theatre. We are looking for 6 people to sell to residential customers at least 25 hours a week. Tickets are 30.00 and we give you six dollars for every ticket you sell, paid every week .Proceeds from this show will benefit the Ottawa Food Bank
    This is done from your home so this is a perfect job for homemakers or senior’s looking for an extra income. We also have shows across Canada for anyone who has a long distance plan. Call today start tomorrow, ask for Steve at 1-877-609-5439 No emails please Phone Calls Only

    1. Hi Rejeanne,

      You will have to contact the poster of that ad for further information. It is true that proceeds from that show will benefit the Ottawa Food Bank, however it is a third-party event, so the Ottawa Food Bank is not responsible for the ticket sales or the process of selling tickets.

  21. To think at 4 years of age he has the conscience to help those in need. If everyone had the same inclination to do so on a daily basis, our communities and those less fortunate would be better off. Very inspiring, great job little guy and to the parents who are obviously imparting a sense of generosity in their son.

  22. Hello Jo-Anne,

    I, Ryan McLaughlin, would like to attend the volunteer information session on May 30th at 6:30PM

    Thanks,

    Ryan

    1. Hey Mel,

      So sorry – I could have sworn I responded to you already!
      Unfortunately there aren’t any veggie burgers during the lunch. However, this year a pancake breakfast has been added. Pancakes are vegetarian (not vegan) and there will be some fruit as well.

      Thanks for your support!

  23. When a family or individual in our community needs emergency food assistance, there’s an Ottawa Food Bank Member Agency around the corner. Whether it’s groceries for the family, a children’s breakfast before school or a hot meal at a shelter, our beneficiaries will receive help to get back on their feet. – The Ottawa Food Bank provides 48,000 people each month with emergency food assistance, 37 per cent of whom are children. – The Ottawa Food Bank supports more than 140 food programs throughout the National Capital Region. – 12-15 tons of food leaves our Michael Street warehouse each and every working day. – $1 donated to the Ottawa Food Bank generates $5 worth of food into the community.

  24. Is there a poster that we can download so it can be posted @ our office in advance of the event??

  25. Hi there, I was also wondering if you could send us a poster so we can put it up in our store. If we would like to offer to pay for as many of our staff as we can, is there tokens/tickets that we can purchase in advance? We could also just send them with the money.

    Thanks!

  26. Hi joanne if will be attending the information session on the 7 th if that is ok.
    Thank you
    Ben carriere
    613-878-7361

    1. I would suggest writing to them through the Facebook event page that is posted above.
      There aren’t advance tickets to this event, it is a first come first serve event until the bar hits capacity. They mention for you to show up at the beginning to ensure you can get it 🙂

  27. Good morning Jo-Anne,

    I missed the information section today because of Doctors appointment but I will attend tomorrows own at 6:30pm

    Thank
    Kingsley

  28. Hello Jo-Anne,

    I would Like to assist to your session on Thursday July 18 at 6:30 pm as I would like to volunteer to the food bank. have a great day

    Sylvia Megally

  29. Hello Jo-Anne,

    I have three teenagers who would like to attend your July 31st volunteer orientation at 10.30 am. Their names are:

    Layla Amer
    Amaleen Amer
    Nadia Amer

    Thak you,
    Mrs Amer

  30. I would like to attend the volunteer information session on July 28th at 1030 am.

    Thank you

    Zach Farrell

  31. Hello there,

    How do I register my three teens for the volunteer session? Please contact me urgently.
    Mrs Amer

  32. Hi,I would like to give my time for volunteering.I have experience in the kitchen preparing foods and I am good with people ,seniors,and children and also with disabled children. I have a hearing problem, but I read lips in French/English.

    I would like to register for the volunteer information session. Could you please send me any information.

  33. Tomas and Alexia I know where you got your generosity from. I am a friend of your grandmother Mona’s and she has always been a helper to anyone in need. You have inherited her generous spirit and it will earn you many friends!Not many boys your age would give up their birthday gifts. You are truly an exceptional person. Please say hello to your wonderful mother and father too!

  34. Hello. Am intrested in attending to ur info session for sep 25.@630.
    Is this possible please let me know. Thank you..sonia

  35. Or… if you do not live in the area but would still like to donate you can bring your donation to one of the sisters at the Glebe Community Centre on Halloween night, you will see us in the parking spaces.

  36. I purchsed tickets for this raffle. Can I assume all the winners have been contacted?

    I am not a winner…but the food bank is!!

    1. Hi Cathy,

      Thank you for purchasing tickets and supporting the Ottawa Food Bank!
      The draw was just done on Saturday – the winners will definitely be contacted sometime this week, if they haven’t been already.

      The Ottawa Food Bank certainly won at this event 🙂

  37. I AM AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEER AND THE INDEPENDENT GROCER AT ALTA VISTA WOULD BE GREAT SINCE I LIVE CLOSE BY. I AM ALSO AVAILABLE ON NOV 23 2013 FOR A BRIEFING.

  38. I would very much like to help with duties and promoting needs of anyone who needs help

    Thankyou . Tim Hogue

  39. Bonjour,
    J,aimerais avoir de l’information sur votre program de volontariat.

    Mon fils,Frédéric Rouleau-Haubert, 17 ans aimerions faire du volontariat. Je crois que vous avez probablement plusieurs évènements d’ici Noël, peut-être pourrions-nous vous aider? Si non,peut-être à votre entrpôt en Janvier?
    Merci.
    (613) 316-2257

  40. Hi – My name is Alana Dadybeen and I would really like to participate as a volunteer for the Food Bank. I am interested in attending your info session on December 6th at 10:30 to find out more. I would like to volunteer at the Food Bank to complete my high school community involvement hours. I can be reached at the following e-mail address (cmccaughey@rogers.com). Thank you very much!
    Alana

  41. I really feel that you being awarded the Order of Ontario is apporiate and long over due.I will give you a ride in my 1960 Thunderbird if you ever have time.congraulation,you deserves this award.

  42. I am interested in volunteering in Ottawa food bank especially office support, warehouse help, food sorting and special events assistants etc.

  43. Thank you for doing such a good job of feeding the less fortunate.
    Are you looking for land to grow gardens? What is the process?
    I am interested in learning your needs.
    Bless you as you go about your day.
    Colleen Cox

  44. Hi Jo-Anne,

    I’m wondering if you could supply me with information to allow me to offer my time and/or efforts in a way that will benefit you and your organisation.

    Kind regards,
    Danny.

  45. I would like to register to volunteer at the food bank. I am doing a civic and careers course and I am writing my summative on helping poor people in my community. I also need my high school volunteer hours. I am 14 and a half years old and I live in Nepean.

  46. Hi Jo-Anne,

    I already sent you an e-mail, but I’m still going after this! Too bad the session on the 6th is booked, it would’ve been great if I could’ve volunteered during my march break…

    Thanks,
    Gabrielle

  47. Hi Jo-Anne,

    I already sent you an e-mail, before now. April 8th is ok for me.

    Regards,
    Peter

    1. So sorry for not getting back to you on the weekend, Kyle. Unfortunately our website comments aren’t accessed outside of business hours.
      I do believe, however, that the event was sold out.

  48. Hi Jo-Anne,

    I would love to sign up for the April 8th information session so I can get some student hours in at the Food Bank. I am very eager to help.
    Thank you.

    Jessica

  49. I need to do 60 hours of community service hours for my Social Service Worker program at Algonquin College. My hours need to be submitted by the last day in May, If I could start asap it would be great.

    Thank you

    1. Same here. I’m doing 5 hours weekly of reception at Operation Come Home and I’m just barely going to squeak by into the time requirement. Give them a call and see if they have a place for you. They’re holding off on giving me more hours so they can make slots for other volunteers. 613-230-4663

      Best of luck!

  50. Hi! My school, Henry Larsen Elementary School on Sunview in Orleans, has raised A LOT of food in a food drive for the Me to We conference on Wednesday. We have raised over 2000 items of non perishable food and personal hygiene items. The Drive will be over on Tuesday morning and we would love if you could send someone here to pick it up. Be aware that there are A LOT of boxes and a larger truck than a van will definitely be needed.

  51. I would like to be registered for your next volunteer information session, May 10th at 10:30 am.

    Thank you,

    Dmitri

  52. Hello,

    This is my first time to attend this Volunteer Information Session, can you tell me what I need to do or prepare for it?

    Thanks,
    Yue

    1. Good morning Yue,

      You don’t really need to prepare for anything. Just come ready to learn about the Ottawa Food Bank and what volunteering entails. There will be a portion where you’re sitting and listening, and then a portion where you go on a tour of our operation.

      Please note, that you are not registered for the session by commenting here. Please email Jo-Anne at volunteer@ottawafoodbank.ca to register and ask any further questions.

      Cheers

  53. Hello, I want to attend this activity but I don’t know the specific location for the place of this activity. Thank you

  54. Callum, you are an amazing kid! Keep up the good work. Your parents must be so proud of you. You have a wonderful sense of community at such a young age. Awesome!

  55. I received your flyer concerning donations to Food Aid that tells me to go to http://www.ottawafoodbank.ca to make a donation to Food Aid. I do not see any place on your website that says click here for Food Aid donation.

    Please enlighten me so I can make my donation.

    1. Hi Louise,

      Sign up in what way? If you mean to come for breakfast or lunch, you’re welcome to just show up to City Hall and enjoy what the day has to offer.
      Otherwise, feel free to email me (samantha@ottawafoodbank.ca) so I can further understand what you mean.

      Cheers

  56. Food security is an sad issue in Ottawa, with 8% of Ottawa residents worried that they will not have enough food and money to feed themselves and their families every month. Helping others feels good, a lesson your young son was lucky enough to be taught. I encourage everyone who is touched by this story to ‘pass it on’ and do a good food security deed. Giving is a gift in itself.

  57. On behalf of Chase Canada employees, you are very welcome! We had a blast at our site over the last month collecting all of these items and made quite the contest out of it. Thank you to the Ottawa Food Bank for all that you do to fight hunger in our community.

    1. Thank you Karen. I’ll pass your name and email address on to Jason. Could you please also write to him at the email address provided above? Thank you.

  58. Hello,
    I need to attend the volunteer session on September 19, pls confirm availability
    Thanks a lot
    Dina

  59. Hi,

    I am interested in volunteering at the food bank! Let me know what else I would have to do to start.

    Thanks

  60. also Ramon Crichlow we would come together to the info session and volunteer together.
    I live in Perth On and am only available every second Fri as my schedule dictates.
    hope to hear from someone soon

    best
    Elaine

  61. You should put in boundaries on the food types. Its horrifying that those that are in need are treated with a lack of consideration about their health. It seems those giving are being particularly selfish if they think they can donate crappy food and the poor need to suck it up and eat it. That’s not right! Kraft dinner should be banned. Most packaged foods are horrifyingly bad for the health. If someone can afford to spend $4 on a Kraft Dinner then go and spend it on a couple of cans of beans, or pasta, or pasta sauce. The selfishness and disdain that those donating seem to have for those in need is becoming fairly evident. Take what you’re given suck it up, be grateful. Well why don’t they give something of value instead of a toxic waste. I think you should ALL make policy changes. Soda is killing the young kids, its a luxury and offer no health value, only detrimental. These families need good food, nutritional food. I’m horrified that these things were even permitted to begin with.

    1. Thank you for your comments. We definitely do what we can to encourage our donors to make healthy choices, but there is always room for improvement. On top of donations, we are particularly proud of our Community Harvest (fruit and vegetable farming), and Food Aid (beef) programs, as well as our relationships with organizations like the Chicken Farmers of Canada, Egg Farmers of Canada, and our milk program.

      If donations of pop, candy, and the like are made, those items are not given to our member agency food programs in lieu of items such as pasta, produce, milk, beef, etc. They are added on as extras if they want them.

      Thanks again. Enjoy your day.

    2. You can’t assume that those who donate less nutritious foods do so because they think less of those who go hungry in this city. Perhaps they can appreciate that in addition to eating nutritious basics, kids in particular enjoy an occasional meal of KD, hot dogs and soda? And let’s get real, the only KD meal that costs $4 is the premium version. I’m sure that it’s the $1 basic boxes that are donated because that is the classic version that many families enjoy as an affordable “treat”. It may not be the most nutritious choice but it’s convenient, cheap and temporarily fills bellies that are often empty. Gifts should not be turned away but the Ottawa Food Bank is taking the right approach by offering balanced choices to families. And their efforts to build relationships with providers of quality meats, produce, eggs, milk, etc is evidence of their commitment to providing nutritious food to those in need.

    3. The thing is food banks don’t have a surplus of food if they all banned certain food then that would mean far less food.

    4. I believe you are being too harsh and narrow minded anonymous. Just because a bottle of pop or a bag of chips is donated doesn’t mean that those people think less of those in need, did you ever consider they are including them either alone or along with healthy items as a treat for families? I started donating food when I was in high school through a hamper program at Christmas and thought it was such a good idea I have continued to do something similar on a smaller scale when my family can afford to. When we donate we make sure our package includes good foods like fruit, vegetables, pasta, breads, meats etc. We also include household items like toothpaste, shampoo, soap etc and yes treats. It is not we think less of those in need it is because we think everyone wants and deserves a treat whether that’s some pop, hot dogs, candy bars, cupcakes etc. We have also in the past included pet food, which can be costly, for those families that have pets. When we include household items, treats or pet food we are not replacing the nutritious food we donate we are donating them on top of good and healthy foods because everyone should be able to have a treat every now and then. I understand not wanting donations of solely candy or pop but to complain or insult those that do or to imply we don’t care or as Samantha below put it “room for improvement” I find in incredible poor taste and some what narrow minded. Not because you, the food banks or those who need it should be grateful but because those of us who donate a variety of items so families can have more items they not only need but would enjoy including treats actually do put thought behind our donations and frankly I feel like it is a great slap in our faces just because we included something to hopefully brighten somebodys day.

      1. Thank you for your comments Liz.

        To clarify, “always room for improvement” is on our (the Ottawa Food Bank’s) end. There are always ways for us to improve how we encourage donors, always ways for us to improve the product we distribute, etc etc. We’re constantly looking for ways for us to be our very best.

        Cheers.

  62. I wish to thank all of you so much for the valuable services you provide for this fine city. Your organization is heaven sent to people in need! Well done and a big thank you.

  63. In light of recent media stories regarding a decision by the Parkdale Food Centre to limit certain types of food donations your response is greatly appreciated.

    It’s unfortunate how the person or persons have decided to bring awareness about the need of healthy food donations, and perishable food donations. I am sure it is the general interest of Parkdale Food Centre and the Food Bank to “attract donations, not attack the donations”, which is what has happened by this recent media coverage.

    By coincidence, I was going through my cookbooks when I came across a pamphlet that I thought is worth sharing with you and Parkdale Food Centre. It’s from Kingston’s Loving Spoonful organization (www.lovingspoonful.org). This program reclaims surplus foods from restaurants, caterers, grocers, wholesalers, and farmers. If your organization and/or Parkdale Food Centre is not already actively seeking donations in this format you may want to consider this for the future.

    In closing, it would be more helpful, it may attract more donations if future persons (spokespersons) state facts about poverty and add “Now, try to eat a health diet.”

    God bless you and all those working to help the needy.

    Mary Regan
    Kingston, ON

    1. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing about the program in Kingston.
      The Ottawa Food Bank does have a few programs that do very similar things.

      Thank you again.

  64. I spent 6 years using food banks and my church benevolent. Everything donated I appreciated and used. We are not old England Dickens style poverty these days. There are no workhouses and orphanages. There is absolutely nothing wrong with food banks having Kraft dinner or fresh peaches. Most of us working/non working Poor need whatever we can get to make meals for our families. A box of KD or cheezies may not be the best nutrition choices but added into a family food supply for the week will keep a child going until the next day. Most families need supplements/vitamins/fresh fruit/meat etc. If there is a day or two between a nice offering of fresh stuff then KD and fruit rollups and cookies and sugary cereals will keep hunger at bay.

  65. I was invited via email to attend an information session to take the next step required for me to participate in volunteer activities.

  66. Hi! I am a teacher at Fallingbrook CES. We would like take part in the Thanks For Giving food drive. Is it at all possible to get someone to come to our school and pick up the food on the 9th? Or do we need to drop it off ourselves at a Giant Tiger.

    Thanks
    Angela

  67. Hello Ottawa Food Bank. It was truly my pleasure hosting yet another successful charity event with the proceeds going to the Ottawa Food Bank, The Ottawa Mission, The Canadian Cancer Society, and a local non-profit Ottawa dance school for kids. We are always glad to helpout every year, so thank you. And thanks to your staff for coming out and helping us at the registration table and food collection, you have an amazing team of volunteers. Until next year. Cheers.

  68. hi i am valerie i am 12 years old and i am wodering if i can volunteer for the food bank on Saturday,November 8

  69. Hi, I would like to volunteer on the weekends. I was wondering when you guys had space and what are the steps I have to take to be able to do that.

    Thank you.

  70. I would like to register for Nov 20 for orientation. I have 2 13 boys that will be joining me.
    Thanks,
    Melanie

  71. I would like to attend this volunteering session, December 11th at 10.30 am…hopefully theres free parking :))

  72. Hi. I am a mother and have two tenagers and would love to help and teach my youth that we need to give back to our beautiful community. I can do variety of things .thanks for the opportunity.

  73. I interested in the Holiday food drive food Assistant job.
    if you also need a driver, I have about 6 years experience in commercial driving. I am looking foreward to hear from you soon.

    Thank you
    Jamal Hassan

  74. Hello, I am interested in volunteering. Please let me know if a spot for an earlier information session opens up. I would be available immediately on an on-going basis to volunteer.
    Thank you
    Meg
    699-2553

  75. Hello Jo-Anne,
    Please book me for the next available session on Jan 15, 2015.

    Best regards,
    Andrew Farinha
    613-798-0064

  76. hi there
    most years my kids and i volunteer to bring the food donated unto the bus at the bells corners loblaws. I just want to confirm that this year is on dec. 6th. Who could we contact beforehand to let them know that we would like to volunteer for a little bit of time on that day?
    thanks

  77. I would like to do some volunteer job with food bank, if there is spot available for upcoming information session let me know, thank you

    Ghazi

  78. Hello, I would like to volunteer at The Food Bank. I am only available for 4:00 on the 19th. I would love to help out and make a difference. Thank you.

  79. Thank you to CBC, all the donors, The Ottawa Food Bank staff
    and volunteers – all of you have made a tremendous difference in
    the lives of those who need a hand up. Well done!
    Diane Morrison – Chair Ottawa Food Bank

  80. Do you ever hire seniors for positions such as Director of Operations? I was once Assistant Deputy Minister at Department of Indian Affairs, before retirement. I can send a CV.
    Don Allen

  81. I have worked atg the supper Table at St. Joseph’s for over 15 years and am looking to expand my involvement in helping feed those less fortunate.

    Jill Lamont

  82. Hi Jo-Anne,

    My wife, Susie and I would like to come for the Volunteer Information Session on February 13 @ 10:30 am.

    Tom

  83. I am interested in attending a volunteering information session. How old do you have to be to volunteer at the Ottawa Food Bank?

  84. Hello, I have already informed Jo-Anne and she directed me to this link to register for the next info session. The rest of them are full up until this one. Sure fills up quickly 🙂

    1. Ruth, the spots have now been filled up.
      For future reference, the link provided shows the hours of volunteer work (it showed a shift of 6:45 am to 10:45 am).

      Thanks for your interest.

  85. Congratulations Kate and Team. You always find creative ways to involve the community with every event in your home. the anniversary party was a huge success and this is cherry on the sundae. I look forward to the 10th anniversary party…the bar is high.

  86. I am trying to purchase 2 tickets for Great Bowls of Fire and I cannot find where they will be sold. Can you please let me know, or hold 2 tickets for me and I will pick them up – we go each year and We don’t want to miss out!

    1. Good morning Marie,

      The tickets are not sold through the Ottawa Food Bank for this wonderful event. However, I do know that they are usually sold at a restaurant in the Preston area. We have yet to hear from the Guild of Potters when or where the tickets will be sold this year. There is a link above to their website, I recommend you keep checking that until they post an update.

      Sorry I don’t have any further information for you at this time.
      Best of luck.

  87. “Great Bowls of Fire: March 14, 2015
    Great Bowls of Fire tickets are now on sale at these locations: Life of Pie (613) 693-1853 on Bank Street and Il Primo (613) 234-6858 on Preston. Cash or cheque (‘The Ottawa Guild of Potters’)”

  88. Hello, Village Millcraft Apartments is interested in participating this year! We have 18 – 3 story walk up buildings in the East End of Ottawa. Our main rental office is 358 McArhtur Avenue.
    I look forward to receiving some information on how we can participate.
    Feel free to call, 613-742-6941, or email
    millcraft@sympatico.ca
    Thank you,
    Sherrie Randell
    Property Administrator
    Village Millcraft Apartments

  89. Hi,
    I would love to attend the session on may 21st.
    Please let me know if there are still spots available.

    Thanks,
    Kaylan

  90. I would like to attend the next volunteer information
    sessions on June 5 at 10:30

    Thank You
    Christine Bard

  91. I would like to attend the next volunteer information
    sessions on June 5 at 10:30am

    Thank You
    Michael Fan

  92. Thanks Jo-Anne. I would love to be there but unfortunately I am out of town for the week.

    I will forward your invitation to my network.

    Wishing you and your team a great success!

    Yanick

    1. That’s great, Heather!
      Breakfast is paid by donation – whatever you’re willing to donate to the Ottawa Food Bank.

      It starts at 7 a.m. and will wrap up around 10 a.m.

      We hope to see you there.
      Cheers

    1. Hi Eric,

      Yes – there will be veggie burgers. As this is the first year that a veggie option will be offered, it’s a bit of a trial run with limited numbers.
      I recommend you show up earlier rather than later. Let the payment table know that you’d like a veggie burger.

      Cheers.
      See you tomorrow!

  93. I am so proud of these two little girls, for giving back to their community. Their great-grandparents built a strong sense of community in their children and grandchildren, and now it continues with Isabelle and Vivienne! Love you both! xoxo

  94. Trying to volunteer to work on Saturday for food drive at Vanier Loblaw but your page will not let me answer either yes or no to the question “Are you biligual? English/French”.
    10am to 1pm shift
    Answer is Not perfectly … But I manage to answer questions and help people out.

    1. Thanks MK – I’ll pass your message and email on to our volunteer coordinator – she’ll contact you shortly.

    1. Hi there Katiza,
      This event was hosted by the The Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) – so you would have to ask them if they’ll be doing it again.
      Cheers.

  95. I found a Christmas ball on George St. the Byward Market tonight – Dec. 13 2015 – and posted a selfie with message and #FillPlates on Instagram – handle bravoj30 – good program, fun contest, great cause!

  96. We look forward to donating each year. My daughter, husband and I (and now new born baby)always put together two boxes plus other things we donate throughout the year. We love doing it and recognize how important it is. Most years we don’t find out where the drives are occurring until the last minute (if at all. eg.this year)

    Is there a way for busy families who don’t have time to watch TV often or be on Facebook or Twitter to know how to donate in a timely manner?

    We will definitely make sure this year’s donation makes it somewhere important!

    Thank you for all the good work you do! We just want to help as much as we can!

    Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you for your support and your kind words! This year, feel free to place your donation in one of our red donation cages at a grocery store near you.
      Sorry you didn’t make it to a OC Transpo location. Once we know the locations, we always put them on our website in our event calendar. Here’s what this year’s event post looked like: https://www.ottawafoodbank.ca/event/oc-transpo-annual-christmas-food-drive/

      Merry Christmas Jessica, and congratulations on the new baby!

  97. My daughter and I found an ornament at Brewer Pool and it reminded me to make my donation! This was a great idea… original and fun. Thank you!

  98. Thank you for sharing this story. Elliott is our little gandson and I’m sure he will tell us all about his visit at the Ottawa Food Bank when we return from Florida.
    Thank you for all the work you do for the community!

  99. Wow! Five years old! Way to go Ellyott! Thanks for sharing with us, his visit at the food bank.

    Claire

  100. I totally agree with the comments I saw, it’s never ok to give “crappy” food to people that are starving and expect their gratitude. It is entirely selfish and cold. I believe that it is our responsibility to look out for eachother.

  101. I tried to apply for the Receptionist/Office Coordinator
    on Indeed, but the Web page would not function is there a contact email I could get to forward my resume.

  102. Excellent initiative!
    I think my monthly contribution is the best investment I could make in this community!
    I thank and applaud all the people working at the Food Bank!!!

    1. Thank you so much for being a monthly donor, Lyne. Your year-round gift makes a huge difference in the lives of people who require this emergency assistance.

  103. Is this initiative something that the recipients actually want, or are we playing a patronising “we know best” ?

    1. Hi Chris,
      Thanks for your question. Nothing about this is meant to be “patronizing” in any way. This started with community consultations, which included our community food program partners, who get requests for healthier options often, and who quickly run out of milk, ground beef, and produce – as these are popular items.
      We don’t claim to always know best. We brought in Ottawa Public Health to help guide us on what swaps should be made to help lower things like sodium in the non-perishable items that we purchase.
      So far, this shift has been greatly accepted and appreciated.
      Cheers.

  104. Excellent initiative, buying fish (about time!) and fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and yogurt: all wholesome and delicious essentials for a sensible, healthy lifestyle!
    More power to the decision makers in the matter of wise food purchasing!
    Cheers.
    Elise

  105. As a firm believer in the benefits of a plant-based diet, I am happy to hear that the Ottawa Food Bank is increasing the amount of fresh produce offered to its clients. I feel that the produce grown by the food bank’s farm workers is a wonderful and beautiful addition to the diet of users of the Food Bank. I do hope vegetarian and vegan clients will be remembered in the new initiative, by offering such foods as tofu, lentils, beans, nuts and seeds and soy and nut milks, which are so important to those of us who choose to avoid animal protein! Thanks so much for all the Ottawa Food Bank does to improve the lives of many : )

  106. ALL THE YEARS I BEEN HELPING OUT WITH OCTRANSPO FOODDRIVE EVERY YEAR SO I MIGHT BE DOING THAT THIS YEAR AGAIN I ALWAYS ENYOY DOING THAT HELPING OUT OCTRANSPO XMAS FOOD DRIVE STUART BELANGER

  107. i voulteer with one of the local food banks . i have also been active voulteer at the main centre. the need getting biggerv

  108. If individuals donate their gift cards to OFB or another registered charity, would the donation be tax deductible, as in eligible for an in kind charitable receipt? I am volunteer Treasurer at Dalhousie Food Bank, and do not have direct access to contact at CRA. And would like to know if your group has thoughts or concerns
    Thanks

    Lorraine Salvo

  109. Hi.So sorry for the latest Tornado.
    My name is Andrew Wrobel.
    I’m 37 year’s old&would love to help anyone with my 30 year’s of experience chainsaw work.
    I don’t know where the proper website is.

    1. That is wonderful! It may be helpful to put your offer out on Facebook or Twitter – or perhaps walk around a near by neighbourhood and see if anyone is out and in need of assistance. Thank you for your kindness.

  110. Will this be available on Wednesday or Thursday as I am now out of town due to power outage. I was unable to get to the Ritchie food bank and will not have a ride back in town until Wednesday morning. We lost everything in our freezer and fridge…We are 2 adults and a child age 4

    1. Hi there Madeline,
      Emergency support will be available throughout the week. Food program locations will be different than the ones listed above so please either give us a call (613-745-7001) when you are back in town, or keep an eye on our posts for updated information.

  111. I have diapers (size 2 and 3) and wipes that I would like to donate to Tornado victims if needed. Please let me know where I can bring these.

    1. Thanks wonderful – thank you! These donations are always needed as they’re among the most expensive items.
      You can bring them to us here at 1317 Michael Street, or drop them off in one of our donation bins at a grocery store near you. Thank you very much for your kindness.

  112. Andre get in touch with the closest school to Dunrobin hit hardest whoch is west carleton secondary school they are a center point for volunteers and donations of,help

    1. Hi Natasha,
      The Wednesday list will be compiled soon. Also – feel free to call us as of 8am when our office is open and we will be able to tell you where to go. 613-745-7001

  113. Are you accepting food donations (not just financial)? Was going to canvas my neighbourhood and fill my car with donations

    1. We certainly are! Thank you so much for your willingness to coordinate that.
      When you’re ready to drop off your donations, we are located at 1317 Michael Street and we’re open Monday – Friday, 8AM to 4PM. Thank you very much, Jordana.

  114. Are children’s clothes needed??
    I have girls and boys clothes available sizes newborn to 3T! Comes from smoke free and outside pets home!

    1. Hi there Daniele,
      Thank you for your question. I would recommend you reach out to the Salvation Army about their clothing needs. They would be better equipped to help you make that donation.
      Thank you so much for your support and generosity to the community.

  115. I believe you have omitted the Parkdale Food Centre as one of your partners in this effort; as a volunteer who worked at the PFC the Monday following the tornado I was part of an effort to produce over 1000 bagged lunches for those neighbours and communities affected. I’ve also seen first hand how PFC has helped those affected by the storms by offering an additional visit to the PFC for the month of October. I’m sure it is just an error on your part to have not included them, they do play a critical part in the Community of Food Centres in Ottawa.

    1. You’re right! They were instrumental in their community – they are an incredible program and we’re honoured to work with them. They are fortunate to have volunteers like you. Thank you for all you do to help Parkdale and your community, Deborah.

    1. On regrette mais notre site, et la plupart de nos ressources ne sont pas disponibles en français pour le moment. Nous travaillons pour devenir bilingue en 2019.

  116. Hi,
    We would like to do a fresh food drive. Do you pick up the items or do they need to be dropped off?
    Thanks
    Danielle

    1. Hi there Danielle,
      Thank you for your question. It would depend on when you’re doing the drive and how much would be required to be picked up! If lots gets donated, we can certainly pick it up. Otherwise, please feel free to come visit us to make your donation at 1317 Michael Street, Monday to Friday between 8AM and 4PM.
      If you have any questions about doing a food drive or need any support, please reach out to our events team at events@ottawafoodbank.ca
      Thank you!

  117. Hi there my name is April reid I would like take my name off list because its affact my kids with chistmas sponsor at st Joe’s women centre sence they gave me more then you guys

    1. Good Morning April,

      Could you please write to foodbank@ottawafoodbank.ca and clarify what you are talking about? The Ottawa Food Bank does not have a list – so I’m not certain what list you think you may be on with us. St. Joe’s is a wonderful program that we are honoured to work with – I hope you got what you needed from them.

  118. Only reason I put name with you better being told me its does not affact but they lied to me but I rather stick with st Joe’s women centre they gave more but I am worried now because I possibly mass that up they didn’t call me yet

  119. I contact st Joe’s women centre wish list never called me yet I am just worded you mass up hamber now I am sad

  120. Hi I’m wondering when people will recieve a phone call about the hampers? I’m waiting but 99% of my house has no service so my phone is in a difficult place to reach just in case you call me..
    Alexandra

    1. Good morning Ms. Winkler,

      The Ottawa Food Bank does not directly have a Christmas Hamper program. While we provided food to food programs across the city, they are their own independent charities. I recommend you contact your food program directly with your question. They will be able to better help you.

    1. Hi there,

      If you’re permanently moving to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and have the applicable experience, skills, and training I would recommend that you apply and explain everything in your cover letter.
      Thank you for your interest.

  121. Hello

    I am very interested in this job. Actually

    I tried to apply on the last day,
    but the link was removed ….

    can I still apply, and if so how ?

    thanks

  122. Hello,
    I currently work at Loblaws. I notice that we waste SOOO much food. The good thing is that it all goes to a bin which is taken to pig farms as pig food. Most of these bins are filled with peels, cores, seeds, and rotten produce all of which we cannot eat. But we also throw out perfectly edible food, simply because of a small scratch or something of the sort. Just yesterday I saw someone throw out a potato because it had a bruise the size of my fingertip.
    I was wondering if it would be possible for you to reach out to Loblaws here in Ottawa, and see if you can find some sort of partnership where foods which are deemed “unsellable” such as slightly bruised or scratched produce and “expired” goods can be put to good use to feed those in need. Would something like this be possible? I’d love to help in any way if I can.

    1. Hi there Andy,
      Thank you for reaching out and thank you for your concern.
      We currently do a significant amount of food recovery with grocery stores – Loblaws included. In 2018 we received over 2,100,000 pounds of recovered/donated goods from grocery stores – which works out to well over $5million worth of food. Over half of that was fresh food, including produce, dairy, meat, and bread.

      There is a limit we can take, as we want to ensure we only receive quality items, as well we can’t take more than we can safely store to ensure proper and healthy keeping and maintaining the cold chain.

  123. This food sorting challenge sounds like a lot of fun, and I will be doing this challenge with my friends. I hope that my mates won’t say no to this challenge since a few of them are a little busy with work right now.

    1. Hey there. I’m sorry I don’t have any information for you. I don’t believe we have heard from the organizers yet this year.

    1. Good morning Angela,

      Please call 2-1-1. They will be able to tell you where to go for your Christmas Extras as well as let you know about any toy programs that are available in the city.
      211 is an excellent referral resource to use when looking for social supports. They have a wide range of knowledge about what is available in the city.

  124. Now that the prices of rents has gone sky high, there will be even more people homeless. For example, a 2 bedroom apts. it is now at least $1500/mth, 1bedroom apts. $ 1000/mth, 3bedrooms apts. $2000/mth. This will affect those who are on disabilities, can’t find work, or can’t work for any reasons, students etc. Now, there will be even more people at the food bank.

    I know that at the moment the waiting list at the registry is between 4-10 years and hope the government will do something about the rental housing affordability.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Nathalie. With the increase of the number of people on the wait list, I don’t doubt the amount of time has also increased. It is truly unfortunately and is causing more barriers for people in need and setting them back even further. We agree – we need to see change in affordable housing, and we need to see it sooner rather than later.

  125. Hello Michael,

    I had the pleasure of meeting you at “Heals For Meals” this fall.

    I am leading our Nordstrom Cares Committee Food Drive for the holidays. We have large donations arriving from our restaurant food suppliers (Cisco and ItalFoods), and collecting from our entire store.

    Our Committee of ten members would like to deliver our donation on Monday, December 9th at approximately 10:30-11 am and assist in stocking your shelves with our donation.

    Please get back to me at your earliest convenience to discuss our mission.

    1. Good morning – this sounds fantastic!Thank you so much for this support – it means so much to us and the community.
      Can I ask that you please send an email to events@ottawafoodbank.ca? The events team can help to make sure your donation is received and all is taken care of.
      Thank you again!

    1. Isn’t it incredible?! We are always so touched and blown away by the generosity of people. It truly is lovely.

  126. I am looking for formula for preemie triplets. Do you have anything?
    Mom is in need. (I am her Birth Companion to help support her with Mothercraft)

    1. Hi there,

      Can you please send me an email at foodbank@ottawafoodbank.ca with your home address and I’ll let you know what food program is your area.
      They may be able to help you with formula needs, and then we can go from there.

      Thank you!

  127. Hi.

    I’m on ODSP and live in the Centretown area. You have saved me from starvation more times than I can count.

    I’m physically able, living with PTSD effects which prevent me from holding employment long-term.

    I am concerned that as this pandemic progresses, Food Bank users might not be able to feed themselves in self-isolation or quarantine, thus compromising the immune systems of people already living on the fringe of survival.

    I believe that I will be able to use my hand cart to deliver a couple of loads of food a day within the Centretown area. If that would be helpful, please let me know.

    My name is decipherable from my e-mail address.

    1. Hi there,

      I really appreciate you sharing your story, your kind words, and your willingness to help.
      At this time, we are not taking those measures where we’re calling on the community to take on deliveries. If for any reason we need to adopt a model like that, we will keep you in mind. Thank you. You have a wonderfully generous heart.

  128. Hi,
    Do you have an increased need for volunteers? I’d really like to help during the pandemic. Also, does the Food Bank have a social media presence, or somewhere we can check what is most needed in our community right now? Thank you for your time!
    -Samantha

    1. Hey there Samantha,

      Thank you for your question. We are evaluating needs right now. I would recommend you keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (we can be found at @OttawaFoodBank on all platforms) for any calls for volunteers or other needs at this time.

      Thank you for your willingness to help!

  129. Rideau rocklife community center ttre is now closed,as iams sure you are aware,due to a staff member being tested positive for covid virus. Where would I go to pick up food? Ty for your help and time

    1. Hi there Anne,

      Yes – we are aware, they are doing their due diligence as there was possible exposure, however it is not a confirmed case of COVID-19.

      Can I ask that you please write to foodbank@ottawafoodbank.ca with your address? From there we will find an solution for you.
      Thank you.

    1. Hello there Ray,

      Thank you for wanting to help. Yes – so long as you are feeling well and have not traveled recently, we are still open and accepting donations at this time. Thank you for thinking of us and the community.

  130. This is stuart Belanger I need help
    With food I am on Odsp I am not sure if heron emergecy Foodbank Center is shut down I need some food badly it’s emergecy please help me stuart belanger from Ottawa

    1. Hey there Stuart,
      Heron is still open as usual. Please give us a call at 613-745-7001 and we’ll be happy to help you.

  131. Hello, I made a donation to Food Banks Canada, COVID-19 Response Fund.
    Does the Ottawa Food Bank receive contributions from this fund?
    Keep up the amazing you work, you are saving lives! Thank you 🙂

    1. Hey there Grace,
      I believe you also reached out through social media – you’ll find your answer there 🙂
      Thanks for supporting Canadians at a national level!

    1. Hi there Ms. Payne,

      At this time we ask that volunteers create profiles on our Volunteer Hub. In here you’ll see a volunteer calendar where you can sign up for shifts to help out. If we have to put out a larger call for volunteers, you’ll get notified as well after you create your profile.

      Thank you so much for your willingness to help!
      Volunteer Hub: https://ofb.volunteerhub.com/events/index

  132. I’m a teacher and visual artist in Ottawa, i create contemporary paintings.
    Please inform me on your next charity auction, I may want to submit work in these difficult times.

    1. Hi! Thank you for thinking of us. The blog posts you are commenting on is in relation to a third-party event in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. We do not have any upcoming events at this time due to the current situation – but, you are welcome to reach out to our events team at events@ottawafoodbank.ca in the future with this support.

  133. I am in dire need of food. I did pick up some groceries at the Bank st location two weeks ago. Am I able to get any more?

    Thank you

    1. Hi. We are sorry to hear about your current situation. Please give us a call at (613) 745-7001 so that we can better assist you in obtaining food.

      1. I have tried a few times but can’t get past the voice mail. Am I able to return to the Bank st location on Saturday to get some groceries?

        Thank you

          1. I understand that. I did get some groceries two weeks ago. I’m trying to find out if I can get more.
            I know I was told that I can only get help once per month I am wondering if this emergency allows for additional help. Thanks very much. Please let me know if I can visit the Bank st location on Monday.

          2. Hi, please try to keep calling so that we can find an emergency location for you. We apologize for our phone lines being occupied with the high volume of incoming calls.

  134. While you are putting out the call for help, I believe you are misleading the people of Ottawa by saying you’re servicing city wide. This isn’t true. There are suburban food banks that are independent. Stittsville food bank is run by unpaid volunteers. Be honest!

    1. Our apologies if something said made it sound like we were in Stittsville. You are correct that the food programs in Stittsville, Kanata, and Barrhaven are not part of the Ottawa Food Bank member agency network. They are doing fantastic work in their communities – and we welcome working with them in the future.

      We currently provide food to 112 incredible food programs across the city. The majority are in Ottawa “proper” but some are also in outskirt communities as well.

  135. The pancake recipe doesn’t say which type of oats. Fast cooking? Old fashioned? And who use small eggs? I’ve never seen that in a recipe.

    1. Simple quick oats will work. And I”m sure whatever size egg you have will be fine as well.
      Enjoy!

    2. I used 1 large instead of 2 small and they worked out just fine.
      It’s a good recipe.

  136. I am trying to donate my PC Optimum Points, but I don’t see Ottawa Food Bank as a choice on the Shopper’s Drugmart website. Can you help me, please?
    Thank you,
    Gloria Sauvé

    1. Hi! Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, since we posted this blog post, PC Optimum donations have changed, and at this time it appears you can only donate your points to PC Charities.

    1. Hi. Thank you for your concern. This post refers to this specific event being cancelled. The food banks are still operating. To find out information on where and how to pick up food near you, please input your address in the lookup tool that I have linked below.

      https://www.ottawafoodbank.ca/get-help/

    1. Hi! Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we are currently not hiring any drivers. But, please be on the lookout for any job postings that may come in the future.

    1. The songs have been so well done! The talent of these local musicians is incredible – I can’t imagine being able to create something that good (or something at all!) in 24 hours! Thank you for tuning in.

  137. Job well done for all of you! Inspiring and humbling …as a listener. Donation on its way. Thank you so much for making this city and better place to live for all of us.

    1. We’re so happy you enjoyed CBC’s special broadcast today. Thank you for tuning in and thank you so very much for your kind words and support.

  138. Hello, a community garden located on the intersection of Woodward Avenue and McBride Street has a few food bank plots and are wondering where they should donate their produce? Can you please advice. Thank you! And for future reference, where should we direct community gardens to drop off their food bank donation? Appreciate your help.

    1. Hi there! Thanks for letting us know.
      If anyone wishes to donate produce from their gardens (whether community plots, or on own property) they are welcome to bring it directly to us at 2001 Bantree Street. We are open Monday to Friday, 8AM until 4PM. One request is to NOT drop produce off on a Friday, as it will unfortunately sit through the weekend before Monday’s delivery. We like to get produce out the door as quickly and fresh as possible. Thanks again!

  139. Good morning!

    We, at Rideau Park United Church, are looking at options for our fall Bazaar. Could you tell me what platform you are using for the advertising, bidding, etc.? Thank you so much

    1. Hi! Thank you for reaching out. The Glebe Garage Sale will be using the GiveShop app. I do not think there are bidding capabilities on this platform.

      1. hey I downloaded the link but in trying to establish an account it wanted a charity but it kept giving me no option. I have a racoon coat I want to sell – could go for $300. What do I do?
        prmahon@rogers.com

  140. When i go on the app to check off the charity of choice, the Great Glebe garage sale does NOT come up as a choice? Am i doing something wrong?

    1. Hi! Thank you for reaching out. For your charity of choice, if you are trying to support our cause, you need to enter Ottawa Food Bank as a charity. The GiveShop app already knows you are using it for the Great Glebe Garage Sale.

      Hopefully, this makes sense!

        1. Hi, I have just created an account myself to try and troubleshoot this issue. When I sign up for an account, it asked me which is my preferred charity, which is where you would then choose Ottawa Food Bank from the drop-down menu. Let me know if this works!

          Thank you.

          Joey

          1. That is very weird. In that case, I recommend you reach out directly to GiveShop at 1-800-448-0972 or info@giveshop.ca so they can better help you resolve this technical issue.

            My apologies that I could not be of more help!

    1. Hi there! We’ll be happy to tell you how you can get the food you need. Can you please give us a call at 613-745-7001 between the hours of 8AM – 4PM, Monday to Friday. Thank you!

  141. My favorite memory of volunteer with the food bank. I serve at one the centres a little boy affectly started calling me miss food bank lady . He knows my name but I am miss food bank lady.

  142. All your recipes are really very beautiful and mouth-watering but the one which I liked is the leftover turkey sandwich. It’s a really very easy recipe that I can make for my kids as I really keep thinking about what breakfast I could make so that I never am late for office.

  143. Good morning,
    I recently purchased for my convalescing spouse some Depends men’s, size Large undergarments which were the wrong size for him. These packages are both unopened and I was unable to return of exchange them due to store policy.

    I am wondering if the Food Bank would be interested in obtaining them for possibly a Senior who may be in need?

    As far as food donations are concerned, weekly when I shop, I ensure I pick up at least $20.00 worth of staple products and place them in the bin and at specific holiday times I purchase at least two pre-bagged products also for the bin at my local Loblaws.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi, thank you for your weekly contributions and for reaching out!

      We would absolutely accept those. You can donate those as you would your regular food donations.

      Thank you so much for your support.

  144. Would like a calendar for next you to my new address please.
    Suzanne Belanger
    #25 525 St-Laurent Blvd
    Ottawa, Ont.
    K1K-2Z9
    Ps:
    Love those recipes!
    Thanks,
    Sue

  145. Having always enjoyed innovative art forms especially those rendered in metals or wood I stopped at my neighbors to compliment him on his garden renovation and to admire the sculpture. I learned the background re CROWVID19 and was impressed by the fund raised, at that time just over $7000. It is heartwarming to see that it is still going. Keep up the great work.

    1. Hi there!

      Today, Thanks to Sobeys and their generosity, each donation to the Ottawa Food Bank will be matched – up to $10,000.

      However, there is no bad time to donate. Every dollar donated gets transformed into approx. $5 worth of food.

    1. Hi there,

      Thank you for reaching out! For the Christmas Hampers programs, please contact your community food bank directly to find out more details on how they will operate this holiday season.

      Please follow the link below and input your address in our Look-up Tool. The Look-up tool will then show you information on your local food bank, including days & hours of operation.

      https://www.ottawafoodbank.ca/get-help/

  146. Hello,

    It seems this is over but if I have unused diapers (not in the box), is there somewhere I can still donate them?

  147. please explain why the orleans community centre /food bank is canvassing for donations when I asked the ottawa food bank if they served the greater ottawa area and they said yes.
    ottawa. food bank received a large $ boost with donations and this should be shared

    1. Hi there,

      Thank you for your concern. We do send food to the Orléans-Cumberland Food Bank. Each food bank is its own separate entity, and a lot of them ask for donations for food items they may elect to purchase that we may not always be able to provide.

      I hope this clarifies things a little bit for you.

  148. Hello,
    I’m hoping you can steer me in the right direction.
    We, (my husband and I) are having a very hard time. I was wondering if we would be able to get some help, to have a Christmas box of food, for our Christmas meal. We always, always, go to my Parents for Christmas but this year, we made the very difficult decision to stay home and keep everyone safe & healthy, due to Covid.
    This will be my first year to do a Christmas meal. We would need a small turkey, potatoes, carrots or turnip and maybe a christmas cookie tray. I would be so grateful for some help. I’ve never had to ask for help in the 32 years I’ve been married. I’m somewhat ashamed but I want my Husband and I, to have a meal together for Christmas.
    Thank you if you could help.
    Corrine

    corrine_laniel@yahoo.ca
    1526 Beaconfield Street
    Orleans, ON

    1. Hi there,

      Thank you for reaching out! For the Christmas Hampers programs, please contact your community food bank directly to find out more details on how they will operate this holiday season.

      Please follow the link below and input your address in our Look-up Tool. The Look-up tool will then show you information on your local food bank, including days & hours of operation.

      https://www.ottawafoodbank.ca/get-help/

      Best regards.

  149. My spouse and my son (14 yrs) and myself would like to help this Christmas season. When are we needed. Where do we go? What time?

  150. Hi there me and my spouse came down for work got laid off till march. We are stuck with not much help. As we are from out of province and cant get back till summer when we can work again. How does one get a Christmas hamper or help we could use it as we dont know what to do. Thanks in advance. Chant9473@gmail.com 🎄🙏

    1. Hi there,

      Thank you for reaching out! For the Christmas Hampers programs, please contact your community food bank directly to find out more details on how they will operate this holiday season.

      Please follow the link below and input your address in our Look-up Tool. The Look-up tool will then show you information on your local food bank, including days & hours of operation.

      https://www.ottawafoodbank.ca/get-help/

      Best regards.

    1. Hi there,

      Thank you for reaching out. We are not open on weekends, so we are closed the 27th, and the 28th is a holiday. Were you looking to get food support?

      Let me know, thanks.

  151. Hi,
    I can deliver food. I have little spare time and want to help distribute food.
    If you need volunteer please let me know.
    Thanks and stay safe and healthy.

    1. Hi!

      Thank you so much for thinking of us and for reaching out.

      The best way to lend a helping hand is to register onto our volunteer hub and sign up for volunteering events through this platform! Openings often open up in regards to shifts for delivering hampers.

      To access this platform, please follow: https://ofb.volunteerhub.com/

  152. Congratulations Rachael!
    Nice to hear your interim position has lead to a permanent one.
    Reduction in food insecurity is key to helping people physically and emotionally. Your goal is wonderful!

  153. I would very much like to join your team and apply for the intake job position. I am bilingual French and English (writing a speaking). I also do beleive that my assets in qualifications can and will be put to good use.

  154. Do you deliver, Ihave no car and am on ODSP? Ijust got this computer bdcuse of Covid!