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Food Aid BBQ a success (even if it was raining!)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thank you to all who showed up to City Hall on June 2nd, even if it was a bit wet, to support the Ottawa Food Bank’s Food Aid BBQ.
Our Food Aid BBQ helps raise money for the Food Aid Beef Program, which purchases beef from local farmers in an effort of provide much needed nutrients to people in need.
Thanks to the generous support of individuals and organizations in the Ottawa community, this year’s Food Aid BBQ raised $106,000. With donations for Food Aid still coming in, this amount can only get better.
The day was packed with fun, including a delicious BBQ lunch grilled up by The WORKS, adorable animals, cow milking competition, the Mayor’s Rural Expo, and an amazing concert put on by Southbound Boots.
All who tuned in to CFRA throughout the day got to hear stories from Food Aid supporters, rural representatives, individuals from community food programs across the City and friends of the Ottawa Food Bank.
Thank you to Wyatt McWilliams, Peter Ruiter, Paul Mussell, and the Food Aid Committee for your continued support, hard work, and dedication.
Thank you to the wonderful organizations who supported the Ottawa Food Bank and our Food Aid Program through the BBQ. We appreciate the support from the Mechanical Contractors Association, Gloucester Lions Club, Farm Credit Canada, Ottawa Federation of Agriculture and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.
Thank you to our amazing volunteers who helped make the day so great. The Gloucester Lions Club and MPI Ottawa always have fun with the event and add much needed and appreciated helping hands.
The day would not have been possible, if it weren’t for the amazing sponsors who helped it all come together. Thank you to our Media Sponsor, Bell Media; our BBQ Sponsor, The WORKS; the Burger Sponsors, The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and the Canadian Meat Council; and to our Snack Sponsor, Giant Tiger. Each one of these organizations have had a long relationship with the Ottawa Food Bank and Food Aid, and we are incredibly grateful for the support.
As always, it is a pleasure to work with the City of Ottawa and their Rural Affairs Office to make this day happen.

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