Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

As summer arrives, many of us look forward to sunny days, vacations, and family gatherings. However, for some families in Ottawa, summer brings a new set of challenges, especially when it comes to their children’s nutrition. Food insecurity doesn’t take a summer vacation.

When school ends, many critical in-school meal programs that keep children nourished and healthy also come to a close. That’s where the Ottawa Food Bank’s Summer Nutrition Program steps in, filling the gap by providing nutritious, kid-friendly snacks through partnerships with 31 community programs and summer camps. These programs ensure that children experiencing food insecurity have access to healthy food that fuels their summer activities.

This initiative is supported by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Ottawa (MCA Ottawa). MCA Ottawa has long been a supporter of the Ottawa Food Bank’s mission to end chronic food insecurity in our community.

On July 11, MCA Ottawa will be hosting its annual Closed Charity Golf Tournament, with proceeds going towards the Ottawa Food Bank’s Summer Nutrition Program.

Thank you, MCA Ottawa, and to the following agencies providing summer nutrition support:

  • Banff Avenue Community House
  • Blair Court Community House
  • Britannia Woods Community House
  • Caldwell Family Centre
  • Care Centre Ottawa
  • Carlington Community Health Centre
  • C.S. Food Bank
  • Community Compassion Centre Foodbank
  • Confederation Court Community House
  • Debra Dynes Family House
  • Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing Corporation
  • FAMSAC Food Cupboard
  • Foster Farm Family House
  • Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard
  • Heron Emergency Food Centre
  • Lifecentre Foodbank
  • Lowertown Community Resource Centre
  • Michele Heights Community House
  • Morrison Gardens Community House
  • Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre
  • Parkdale Food Centre
  • Partage Vanier Foodbank
  • Pavilion Food Bank
  • Pinecrest Terrace Community House
  • Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
  • Russell Heights Community House
  • Sadaqa Food Bank
  • The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre
  • Westboro Region Food Bank
  • Winthrop Court Community House

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