Spring Matching Gift Campaign

We have an exciting opportunity to provide even MORE fresh, healthy food to families and individuals who need it most.

This Spring, when you make a donation directed to our Matching Gift Campaign, the Malhotra Family Foundation will match it! This is an incredible chance to see your donation go twice as far when providing nutritious food to your neighbours. The Malhotra family has generously agreed to match all donations up to $50,000.

We want to do all we can to ensure we provide as many people as possible with the healthy, fresh food they deserve. That’s why one of our key goals for 2018 is to ensure that 50 per cent of the food you help us supply is fresh food. Our farm is a big part of how we will achieve this bold goal.

This matching campaign will go far to help us plant and grow healthy fruits and vegetables on our 8 acre Community Harvest farm.

Last year our farm produced just over 80,800 lbs. of fresh produce – and that was during one of the most challenging growing seasons with some of the worst floods Ottawa has ever seen!

With the planting season upon us, we need your support today to ensure the farm has the tools, equipment and supplies needed to grow food for the 38,500 people who count on the Ottawa Food Bank and our network of community food programs each month.

Thank you for making your donation go TWICE as far at our farm this growing season!

Here are a few commonly asked questions about the Matching Gift Challenge

Who is the donor that will match my donation?
The Malhotra Family Foundation is the generous donor who will be matching all donations made up to $50,000.

Will you match my donation still if I make it online?
Yes! Select the Matching Gift related option from the Fund Allocation drop down on our donation page, and your gift will automatically be matched by our donor.

What do I do with the voucher I received in the mail if I’m making my donation online?
Not to worry. When you select the Matching Gift related option from the Fund Allocation drop down on our donation page, your gift will automatically be matched by our donor, even without the coupons.

In the letter it mentions that my gift will go 10X as far. How is that possible?
Thanks to the Malhotra Family Foundation match, your gift will provide 10X the amount of food, doubling our already amazing leveraging power that turns $1 into $5 of delivered food.

What is the deadline for my gift?
Gifts must be made by June 22nd to be matched by the donor.


If you still have questions, please call us at 613-745-7001 and we would be happy to help or take a donation over the phone.


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