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Thank You for Filling Thousands of Fridges This Holiday Season

Holiday Food Drive thank you for filling fridges

You donated $428,571

You also donated nearly 54,000 lbs of food

That means we’ve filled enough fridges to provide a week’s worth of food for 2,341 families of four!

We were thrilled and very moved to see the community come together and adapt to the challenges of COVID-19. Our Holiday Food Drive Ambassadors did an incredible job.

We’d like to give special thanks to our Food Donation Pick Up Volunteers:

  • Dymon
  • Ottawa Police Service | Neighbourhood Resource Team – East Division
  • 33 Service Battalion | Canadian Army Combat Service Support (CSS) Unit

This food drive is critical to the Ottawa Food Bank as it stocks our shelves and helps us provide for over 39,000 people every month throughout the Winter and into the Spring.

Now that the holidays are over, incoming monetary and food donations drop substantially – though the need for emergency food relief across the city remains the same. As a result, the success of our Holiday Food Drive is always so important to us, and the community we help to support.

Please know that your kindness over the holidays, and all year round, is not only appreciated by us, but also the 112 community food programs across city for whom we provide food. Most of all, your contribution is appreciated by the families and individuals who find themselves in need of a little extra help. These people are doing all they can to move beyond hunger – thank you for helping our neighbours take those steps.

And a HUGE thank you to our presenting sponsor, Mosaic!

Below are some photos we collected!

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