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

Vision

Healthy, accessible, sustainable food for all.

Mission

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

Chair

Greg Strahl
Partner
Palladium Insurance

Vice Chair & Treasurer

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

Secretary

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

Directors

Erin Crowe
Chief Financial Officer
ProSlide Technology Inc

Ivan Gedz
Co-Owner
Union Local 613

Sylvie Manser
Executive Coordinator
Banff Avenue Community House

Nicole Perras
Executive Coordinator
Orlean-Cumberland Food Bank

Michaela Tokarski
President
Creekside Communications

Yacouba Traoré
Executive Director
Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre

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.

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Maidment
[michael.maidment (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]

Executive Assistant

Alexandra Sioulas
[alexandra.sioulas (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]

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 – Receptions/Administrative Assistant

Operations

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
Denis Fournier – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Shawn Larocque – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Venel L. Charles – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Nicholas Hupé – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Blondel Dorimain – Truck Drive & Warehouse Worker

Communications & Development

Rachael Wilson – Director, Communications & Development
[rachael.wilson (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]
Tricia Johnson – Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
Alain McKinlay Tilgner – Fundraising Coordinator
Nicole Alphonso – Development Coordinator, Food Industry
Samantha Ingram – Communications Coordinator

Community Engagement & Events

Annette Leclair – Community Engagement & Events Manager
Casandra Wood – Community Engagement & Events Coordinator

Agency Relations/Programs & Planning

Allison FitzGerald – Director, Programs & Planning
Lauren Whalen – Programs & Planning Coordinator
Anne Millar – Program Development & Evaluation Coordinator
Madison Watson – Community Development Coordinator
[madison.watson (at) ottawafoodbank (dot) ca]
Naomi Praamsma – Community Development Coordinator
Jill Burns – Registered Dietitian

Community Harvest

Jason Gray – Community Harvest Manager
Jeremy Foss – Seasonal Community Harvest Assistant
Tim Foss – Seasonal Community Harvest Assistant

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