The Ottawa Food Bank recently received a $35,000 donation from United for Refugees.
United for Refugees is a partnership between United Way Ottawa, the Community Foundation of Ottawa, the City of Ottawa, and Refugee 613.
Thanks to the incredible people involved with United for Refugees as well as all who donated to the cause, United for Refugees has raised close to $869,000! The funds will be distrusted to 18 local non-profit, including the Ottawa Food Bank, and settlement projects to help refugees in Ottawa get a better life.
[blockquote]”We’re estimating at this point between 400 and 600 people are turning to food banks across the city specifically from the Syrian refugee group,” said Michael Maidment, executive director of the Ottawa Food Bank in a CBC interview[/blockquote]
The Ottawa Food Bank will use this generous donation to ensure we are able to keep up with the growing demand for emergency food.
Thank you, United for Refugees, for your generosity and for helping us get our new neighbours beyond hunger.