About Us

The Ottawa Food Bank provides fresh and non-perishable food, as well as supplies such as diapers, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to its network of over 100 emergency food programs across the city.

With our main goal being to provide emergency food relief to people in need in our city, we are also working towards doing food banking better and making change. We are doing this by focusing on four areas:

Improving access
to healthy food

Growing capacity and resilience in our food bank network

Cultivate social innovation in food banking

Participate in advocacy and social change


Healthy, accessible, sustainable food for all.


We work in partnership to create a healthier city by empowering people, increasing access to healthy food, and advocating for systemic changes that reduce food insecurity.​

Help us help people get beyond hunger.

Board of Directors


Greg Strahl
Palladium Insurance

Vice Chair

Sarah Tremblay
Supervisor, Assurance & Advisory Service
Ginsberg, Gluzman, Fage & Levitz, LLP


Michaela Tokarski
Creekside Communications


Marian McMahon
Assistant Auditor General of Canada
Office of the Auditor General of Canada


Timothy Cullen
McMillan LLP

Ivan Gedz
Union Local 613

Sylvie Manser
Executive Coordinator
Banff Avenue Community House


Nicole Perras
Executive Coordinator
Orlean-Cumberland Food Bank

Yacouba Traoré
Executive Director
Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre

Trevor Whike
TALOH Solutions Inc.

Kevin Williams
Director, Addiction Services
Jericho Road Ministries

Our Team

It takes a special kind of person to work at the Ottawa Food Bank

So it should be no surprise that our employees are dedicated individuals who bring something special to the team. To contact any member of our staff, email them by putting their first name before @ottawafoodbank.ca (unless otherwise specified).

General email: foodbank@ottawafoodbank.ca | Volunteer email: volunteer@ottawafoodbank.ca

Phone number: 613-745-7001 | Fax: 613-745-7377.

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Rachael Wilson

Executive Assistant

Alexandra Sioulas

Finance & Administration

Francine Rukundo – Director of Finance & Administration
Mia Eriksson Blundell – Human Resources Manager
Amy Cailloux – Finance and Donor Relations Coordinator
Diana Kovalevskaya – Raiser’s Edge Database Administrator
Jo-Anne Turple – Volunteer Coordinator
Elsa Molinaro – Office Coordinator
Melodie Mfuranzima – Receptionist / Administrative Assistant
Hirokazu Suzuki – Finance Assistant


Tim Moran – Director of Operations
Chris Kennedy – Manager of Operations
Travis Glavich – Warehouse Coordinator
Anne Charbonneau – Warehouse Coordinator
Derek Merkley – Warehouse Coordinator
George Plunkett – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Venel L. Charles – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Denis Fournier – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Shawn Larocque – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Nicholas Hupé – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Chad Hurlbut – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Jean Marie Bizindavyi – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Achille Kansmugire – Warehouse Assistant / Cleaner

Communications & Development

Samantha Ingram – Communications Manager
Joey Gaskell – Communications Coordinator
Tricia Johnson – Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
Alain McKinlay Tilgner – Fundraising Coordinator
Rebekah Craig – Fundraising Assistant
Nicole Alphonso – Development Coordinator, Food Industry

Community Engagement & Events

Lindsey Thomsen – Community Engagement & Events Manager
Casandra Wood – Community Engagement & Events Coordinator
Tricia Ross – Community Engagement & Events Coordinator

Agency Relations/Programs & Planning

Natalie Spooner – Director, Programs & Planning
Lauren Whalen – Programs & Planning Coordinator
Anne Millar – Program Development & Evaluation Coordinator
Madison Watson – Community Development Coordinator
Naomi Praamsma – Community Development Coordinator
Jill Burns – Registered Dietitian

Community Harvest

Jason Gray – Community Harvest Manager
Jeremy Foss –  Community Harvest Assistant
Tom Robson – Community Harvest Assistant
Brian French – Community Harvest Assistant
Duncan Barter – Community Harvest Assistant

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