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Hunger Action Month Week 2: Advocate

Week 2 of Hunger Action Month is all about advocacy!

As a result of municipal election campaigns officially being launched, the Ottawa Food Bank network sent a letter to all mayoral and city council candidates. In this letter, we highlighted that food is an important issue that should be on City Council’s agenda, and that a food systems approach to thinking about poverty reduction policies is the best way to address the magnitude of food insecurity issues and many others that we are experiencing in our community.

Who is running for election in my ward?

The City of Ottawa’s “Who is running in my ward” search tool lists the ward number, ward name, and candidates running for the offices of Mayor, City Councillor, and School Board Trustee in your ward in the 2022 Municipal Elections.

To access the ward search tool, simply click on the button below!

Did you know that Rogers TV is covering mayoral and local ward all-candidates debates for the 2022 Municipal Election? You can watch all-candidate debates for each ward and the mayoral race for free!

Community + Emergency Food Banks by Ward

The Ottawa Food Bank works with a network of member agencies who support communities across the city with food programming and other services. Below, we have assembled the member agencies and food support programs found in each ward. Learn more about the member agencies serving your neighbourhood and up-to-date statistics about food security near you!

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  • Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre
    The food bank provides, once a month, emergency food supplies for 3 to 4 days to low-income individuals and families within the Orleans East, Cumberland, Sarsfield, Vars, Navan and Carlsbad Springs communities. 
  • Community Compassion Center
    Founded in 2019, the Community Compassion Centre is a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank and serves individuals who live in the K1C District. Their mission is to provide food and assistance to those who need support.
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  • LifeCentre Food Bank
    As a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank and a proud part of the community, LifeCentre Food Bank makes a difference in our city through food relief, enrichment clinics, school backpacks, Christmas hampers, summer camps, and free clothing pop-up-shops.
  • Community Compassion Center
    Founded in 2019, the Community Compassion Centre is a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank and serves individuals who live in the K1C District. Their mission is to provide food and assistance to those who need support.
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  • Britannia Woods
    Originally founded by members of the Bay Ward faith communities, the Britannia Woods Food Pantry has been a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank since 1994. Their clients come from a wide variety of circumstances and cultural backgrounds. Britania Woods serves the Lincoln Fields, Richmond Road and Carling Avenue areas that are East of Holly Acres, West of Broadview, North of Carling, and North of Richmond.
  • Foster Farm Community House
    Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre runs three food banks: Foster Farm, Morrison Gardens, and Pinecrest Terrace. Foster Farm Family House is located within the Foster Farm Community. Foster Farm is a community of about 1400 residents.
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  • Morrison Gardens Emergency Food Centre
    Access to nutritious and nourishing food positively impacts health and well-being. Morrison Gardens is a community of over 390 residents. Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre runs three food banks: Foster Farm, Morrison Gardens, and Pinecrest Terrace.
  • Pinecrest Terrace Family House – Food Bank
    Pinecrest Terrace Community House is a welcoming space right in the neighbourhood where the tenants from Pinecrest Terrace Community (and low-income residents from the surrounding area) can access computers, scanners and printers and drop in for a variety of programs and special events. Their staff and volunteer team help community members learn about programs and services available to them and help refer them to other organizations. They provide a wide range of services designed to meet the needs of the diverse people they serve.

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Sadaqa’s primary mission is to provide the healthiest possible food choices to those in need by engaging and inspiring the Ottawa community. Services are provided to all residents of Ottawa who self-identify as needing food assistance. In addition, services are provided regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, age, sexual orientation, income or religion. The organization is non-sectarian, non-denominational, non-partisan, working for the best interests of its members and clients.

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Since 1994, the Pavilion Food Bank has served the communities of South Keys, Greenboro, Hunt Club Park, Blossom Park and south Gloucester, now including Riverside South, Findlay Creek and Carlsbad Springs. Through the generosity of the local community, schools, churches and businesses, it has helped countless people who have at one time or another found it difficult or impossible to put food on the table for their families.

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Since their founding in 1989, the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard (GEFC) has been a critical part of the social infrastructure in east Ottawa, providing up to 3,600 residents a year with emergency food.

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Partage Vanier is the local food bank located at 161 Marier Avenue. Their mission statement is to gather and distribute quality food, other necessities of life and resources to individuals and families in need of Vanier.

The Lowertown Community House has been offering a range of social and community services to individuals and families residing in Lowertown East and West since 1970. Their Community House provides educational, recreational and social programs that meet the needs of the residents of Lowertown East. The Community House also offers a physical space for residents that facilitates the identification of community needs, encourages the social integration of its members and promotes harmony and greater community participation.

This is a meal and food sharing ministry. They serve a breakfast from 9:00 am – 11:00am Monday to Friday and a supper from 4:00pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday to an average of 100 people per day.

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Vision is for a safe, dignified and fulfilling life for all Rideau-Rockcliffe residents. Rideau-Rockcliffe Emergency Food Program provides a range of social supports and services that enable the empowerment of residents, community resilience, and the inclusion of all.

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The Centretown Emergency Food Centre, located at 507 Bank Street in the basement of Centretown United Church, serves those in need of food in the area of Ottawa bordered by Wellington Street on the north, Billings Bridge to the south, Lyon Street to the west and Main Street, including Lees Avenue, to the east.

Dalhousie Food Cupboard is dedicated to fighting hunger in the community. The Dalhousie Food Cupboard provides emergency groceries to people in need who live in West Centretown area of Ottawa, Ontario Canada (including Chinatown and Little Italy).

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At the Parkdale Food Centre, they believe in an Ottawa where everyone has the means and opportunity to live a healthy, connected, and fulfilling life. Their mission is to build healthier, more connected Neighbours and neighbourhoods through good food, innovative community partnerships, and by challenging inequalities in order to create lasting impacts.

Westboro Region Food Bank is a proud member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank. They provide fresh and non-perishable food and essential supplies to neighbours living in the areas bounded by the Ottawa River, Island Park Drive, Dovercourt Avenue and Broadview Avenue.

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The Caldwell Family Centre plays a critical role in supporting residents of Ottawa who are impacted by poverty. In collaboration with partners, they strive to meet clients’ needs in a wide variety of areas, including food security, social engagement, child and youth programming and vocational support.

The Debra Dynes Family House is committed to improving the quality of life for multi-cultural diverse families, children and youth who are low income and working poor, through a range of services and programs that are community driven and meet their needs.

Banff Avenue Community House is a grassroots, charitable organization located in the heart of a social housing community in South Keys offering programs, services and supports that are beneficial to our neighbours.

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Heron Emergency Food Centre is a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank serving the community in South East Ottawa.

The Centretown Emergency Food Centre, located at 507 Bank Street in the basement of Centretown United Church, serves those in need of food in the area of Ottawa bordered by Wellington Street on the north, Billings Bridge to the south, Lyon Street to the west and Main Street, including Lees Avenue, to the east.

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Heron Emergency Food Centre is a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank serving the community in South East Ottawa.

The role of the Russel Heights Community House is to provide ongoing and creative strategies to connect with vulnerable children, youth and adults and to facilitate the development of social inclusion. Overall health is greatly impacted by social inclusion.

Blair Court Community House is dedicated to supporting the vibrant and diverse community they serve by offering a wide range of programs and services that address the social, educational and recreational needs of the neighbourhood. Presently, Blair Court Community House is only offering their food bank as a regular program due to heightened demand.

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The food bank provides, once a month, emergency food supplies for 3 to 4 days to low-income individuals and families within the Orleans East, Cumberland, Sarsfield, Vars, Navan and Carlsbad Springs communities.

Learn more about the July 2018-2022 number of visits to community and emergency food banks in this ward by clicking here

Since 1994, the Pavilion Food Bank has served the communities of South Keys, Greenboro, Hunt Club Park, Blossom Park and south Gloucester, now including Riverside South, Findlay Creek and Carlsbad Springs. Through the generosity of the local community, schools, churches and businesses, it has helped countless people who have at one time or another found it difficult or impossible to put food on the table for their families.

Learn more about the July 2018-2022 number of visits to community and emergency food banks in this ward by clicking here

Since 1994, the Pavilion Food Bank has served the communities of South Keys, Greenboro, Hunt Club Park, Blossom Park and south Gloucester, now including Riverside South, Findlay Creek and Carlsbad Springs. Through the generosity of the local community, schools, churches and businesses, it has helped countless people who have at one time or another found it difficult or impossible to put food on the table for their families.

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