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Organize a fund drive, food drive, or fundraising event today!

Make a difference, have fun, and help those in need get beyond hunger. Donate funds, food, or both and get your friends, family, and colleagues to join the fun! You can set up a virtual fundraiser to celebrate a special occasion or host a community food drive. Have another creative idea? We are here to help bring it to life! Need inspiration? Check out our Event Resources page

Fund drives and food drives, provide the Ottawa Food Bank with the necessary resources to sustain our programs and ensure that a supply of emergency food is available to those who may need it.

It costs $20 million each year for the Ottawa Food Bank to operate and keep up with the need for emergency food, including fresh and culturally appropriate food, in our community.

We can make your donations go further. For every dollar donated we can deliver $5 of food into the community. That means every dollar raised will have 5x the impact!  


Head to our Event Resources page to find inspiration and event materials that will assist you with your fund drive, food drive or fundraising event.

Fill out the simple registration form below and get started!


Materials: If you have requested boxes and/or posters, we will coordinate a time that you can pick them up at our warehouse at 1317 Michael Street on Wednesdays and Fridays between 10 AM and 2 PM. Someone from the Events Team will be in touch to confirm date and time of your pickup.

Drop Offs: Food donations can be dropped off at our warehouse at 1317 Michael Street, or at a red bin at your local grocery store. You can find the red bin closes to you, here. All warehouse drop offs will be coordinated with the Events Team and require a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. 

Pick Ups: If you have collected 10 boxes or more of food, and have requested a pickup, someone from the Events Team will be in touch to confirm date and time of your pick up.

Food Drive & Fundraising Registration

Need food?

Use our look up tool to find the community food program in your neighbourhood.