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New E.D. appointed

For Immediate Release: August 14, 2013

New Executive Director appointed to lead Ottawa Food Bank

Michael Maidment brings wealth of social services, operations management and media experience to food support organization

(Ottawa, ON) –The Ottawa Food Bank will welcome Michael Maidment as the organization’s new Executive Director effective early September.

“We conducted a very thorough search process and are extremely pleased to welcome Mike to the team at the Ottawa Food Bank,” says Michael Adams, Board Chair. “Michael knows how to run an organization. His social services, operations management and media background, matched with his leadership savvy and compassion, make him a strong team leader and innovator in partnerships and programs.”

Maidment has been serving as Area Director of Public Relations and Development for the Salvation Army in the National Capital, Kingston, Quinte and Eastern Ontario Regions for the last 7 years.

“I’m extremely pleased to be joining the Ottawa Food Bank and feel privileged to lead what I know is a very committed team of staff and volunteers,” said Maidment. “I look forward to working with the team to engage the food bank’s supporters and volunteers, collaborate with our member agencies, develop new partnerships, and strive for continuous improvement and innovation in the distribution of food to those in need in our region.” He added, “Our job every day will be to continue to get food to the hungry and with it, build up the strength, independence and dignity of our neighbours in need.”

About the Ottawa Food Bank

The Ottawa Food Bank is the region’s central food assistance organization, supporting 140 front line food agencies citywide. Last month alone, the Ottawa Food Bank supplied 48,000 individuals with food – 37 per cent of whom were children. On average, 12 to 14 tons of food is distributed from its Michael Street warehouse each weekday. www.ottawafoodbank.ca.

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