This year’s Food Aid Day was a great success; thanks to the beautiful generosity of the people and organizations in our rural and urban communities, together we raised $132,000!
The money raised on Food Aid Day will go towards the Ottawa Food Bank’s Food Aid Program, which purchases local beef for families in need. Ground beef can provide essential dietary nutrients and proteins that someone in need of food assistance may otherwise find difficult to obtain.
This year was the third year we kicked the day off with breakfast served up by local celebrities and hosted by Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm. The Mayor’s Rural Expo also joined us once again, adding all the wonderful exhibits in City Hall. Thank you to all the great vendors who hung out with us all day!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to either come and join us at City Hall, called in to CFRA, donated online, or sent a text to donate. You have all helped our neighbours get beyond hunger.
By the numbers:
- Breakfast served approximately 350 people
- Breakfast raised $1,500 in donations
- The Works served up 1,400 burgers at lunch raising $14,000
A special thanks to everyone involved: CFRA, CTV Morning Live, the WORKS, City of Ottawa – Rural Affairs Office and Mayor’s Office, Canadian Meat Council, Mechanical Contractors Association, Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, Giant Tiger, Saputo, ACE Bakery, Maple Leaf Foods, MPI, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Farm Credit Canada, Canadian Cattleman’s Association, all the fantastic entertainment including The Valley Shantyman, Jordan McIntosh and Brea Lawrenson, the Lions Club, Ottawa’s Countryside, our celebrity pancake flippers and cow milkers, Stuntman Stu, our MC David Maloney, our entire Food Aid Committee and, of course, Wyatt McWilliams. THANK YOU ALL!