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How to Help During the Flood

Thank you to all who are looking for ways to help our neighbours who are having to deal with the rising water levels of the Ottawa River. We are touched by the number of people who are stepping up.

The Ottawa Food Bank has been in contact with city councillors and food programs in affected areas to let them know that we’re ready to help if and when they need us. We’re also working with the Salvation Army to ensure any current food needs are being met as they arise.

We won’t know the true impact until people are able to get back into their homes and assess the damage and their needs. At that time, we will ensure our food programs in those areas have all they require to help their community.

If you need emergency food assistance, contact us and we’ll help you locate your community food program. We can be reached at 613-745-7001 or use the food program lookup tool on our website.

If you wish to make a donation to help you can make a secure donation online or donate some of our most needed food items at the following locations:

  1. Ottawa Food Bank
    1317 Michael Street
    Open: Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4PM
  2. Ottawa Food Bank donation bin at your local grocery store

Most Needed Food Items:

  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Brown Rice
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Tuna
  • Canned Fruit and Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter

The current, most pressing, need is for volunteers. Sandbagging efforts continue and the City of Ottawa keeps updated information on where volunteers are needed on their website.

A number of kind people have been asking us how to donate snacks/food for the volunteers who are helping with sandbagging. If this is something you are interested in, please contact the Salvation Army. Food for the volunteers is not being provided by the Ottawa Food Bank.

 

*photo credit: The Telegram website

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