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MEDIA ADVISORY: RBC gives $30,000 to the Ottawa Food Bank

Organizations ensure Ottawa Food Bank can continue with fresh food well past the harvest season

(Ottawa, ON) On September 18th, RBC employees will lend a helping hand to the Ottawa Food Bank – and those whom they serve – in a major way.

Employees from RBC will not only be volunteering with the Ottawa Food Bank, but will also present the charity a $30,000 cheque from the RBC Foundation. These funds will support the Ottawa Food Bank’s fresh food purchases once its Community Harvest farm project wraps up its harvest season in late October.

What:
Cheque presentation at Ottawa Food Bank farm
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When:
September 18, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Where:
Ottawa Food Bank land at Tom Black Family Farm
Mansfield Rd, Stittsville (location link)

Who:
Ann Morrison
Regional Vice President, Ottawa East, RBC

Michael Maidment
Executive Director, Ottawa Food Bank

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The Ottawa Food Bank is the Region’s central food assistance organization. Through its 140 member agencies, the Ottawa Food Bank provides food for 50,000 people per month, 37 per cent of whom were children. For more information on how the Ottawa Food Bank helps its neighbours move beyond hunger, please visit: www.ottawafoodbank.ca

 

For further information please contact:

Samantha Ingram
Communications Coordinator

w: 613-745-7001 ext. 105
c: 613-809-7691
samantha@ottawafoodbank.ca

 

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