Your workplace can help us FILL FRIDGES this holiday season

Holiday Food Drive, presented by Mosaic More Infomation Register now! This time of year is aptly knows as the “season of giving”. People across the city always inspire us by their generosity at this time. We are calling on your support during the season of giving to help us through the holidays and into the […]

Community Giving Day with Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market Lansdowne Park Community Giving

  Thank you to Whole Foods Market Lansdowne for selecting the Ottawa Food Bank as the beneficiary of your most recent Community Giving Day. On October 17th, 5% of sales were donated to us to go towards our efforts of purchasing nutritious food for over 39,000 people every month. This initiative raised nearly $2,890! Thank […]

You tricked and you treated with Mayor Jim Watson

This year’s Trick or Treat with the Mayor event was fantastic! The costumes, the generosity, and enthusiasm made for a memorable family-friendly evening in support of our Baby Basics Program. As witches and Minions and super heroes started to join us at City Hall, our donation bins began to overflow. In the span of just […]

Thanks for Giving generously!

Thank you to everyone who donated during our Thanks for Giving Food Drive on the Friday and Saturday of the Thanksgiving long weekend. This annual October food drive is always our first food drive after the summer months, a time when donations slow dramatically. For that reason, this food drive is always so important to […]

Second Annual Ottawa Food Security Conference Wrap Up

On October 3rd, the Ottawa Food Bank hosted the second annual Ottawa Food Security Conference at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. A big thank you to all the speakers and attendees who helped to make the conference a success. This conference, the first of its kind in the City of Ottawa, exists to open […]

You Feed the Need: Fall 2019 Newsletter

Read how your support of the Ottawa Food Bank ensures people have enough food to get through their toughest days. Throughout the summer, your support helped us provide vital and healthy produce to children who went to summer day camps across the city. “It really means a lot because it helps us. a lot. If […]

Local lawyers rocked out for the community

In its fifth year, Rockable Hours saw its most successful event yet! Rockable Hours is an annual fundraiser for the Ottawa Food Bank, held at Babylon, where lawyers and law students take to the stage and put on a great show! Trading in their “billable hours” for “rockable hours,” the participants at this year’s show […]

Did You Know: You don’t need a “prescription” to get healthy food?

Recent news coverage has made it sound as though a prescription from a health care professional is necessary in order for community food bank clients to receive healthy and fresh food. We have received a number of emails and phone calls from concerned clients about this new requirement. We wanted to take a moment to […]

Donor Calendar with Recipes

Thank you to all who supported the Ottawa Food Bank and the community in 2019. We hope you enjoy your 2020 calendar with recipes, and we look forward to hearing from you throughout the new year. Download the Calendar Peanut Butter, Jam and Apple Overnight Oats A delicious grab-and-go breakfast for those “rushing out of […]

A look back at our Summer Lunch Program

As the temperatures change, and we begin to get ready for the busy season ahead, we’re taking a moment to look back on what was accomplished during this year’s Summer Lunch Program. This past summer’s program looked different than years previous. The Summer Lunch Program had an incredible food literacy component where kids at 16 […]