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Ottawa Food Bank

Alternate Name CV19 ; OCR ; Ottawa Food Bank
Former Name The Ottawa Food Bank
Public Comments To access food, use the look-up tool in the Application field to find the nearest food bank - Ottawa Food Bank does not provide food. * When using the Food Bank look up tool, be aware there might be variations of boundaries when the customer is located near the boundaries, street address versus postal code will not always point to the same food bank, always inform the caller of this possibility and call to verify when unsure.
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Gloucester
Address & Map
1317 Michael St
Ottawa, ON K1B 3M9
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Intersection St Laurent Blvd and Queensway
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (11 Jun 2020): Program still in operation. Food delivery may be available for residents who cannot leave their homes.

Visit their website for up-to-date information.

The central food collection, warehouse, and distribution centre for a network of emergency food programs, our member agencies. These programs include community food banks, meal programs, emergency food cupboard programs, school snack programs, as well as women’s and men’s shelters. Distributes donated and purchased food among members in the most efficient way possible, based on each agency’s diverse needs.

Programs include:

KickStart: Devoted to feeding children from low-income families year-round who would otherwise start and end their day on an empty stomach.Wow Baby Basics: Focuses on supplying member agencies with much needed, costly items such as baby food, cereal, diapers, wipes and formula. The program targets the community's most vulnerable population: infants whose parents lack the resources to adequately provide for them on a daily basis.

Community Harvest: Launched in the summer of 2010 as part of a pilot project through the Ontario Association of Food Banks, the Ottawa Food Bank’s local Community Harvest program was initiated to increase the amount of fresh, healthy produce distributed to families and individuals using food bank and meal programs. The Ottawa Food Bank currently grows fresh fruits and vegetables on approximately 7 acres of land.

Volunteer opportunity
Hours COVID-19 Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Affiliated agencies * the general public for information and referral to local resources
Application To locate the food bank serving a region, use the Ottawa Food Bank locator by clicking here. * NOTE: be aware the postal code may direct callers living close to a boundary to the wrong food bank. Always inform the callers of this possibility. The clients should provide their address to ensure they are oriented towards the right resource. If you are unsure of a referral, call the Food Bank.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Food Bank Referral Programs ; Food Collection and Storage ; Grocery Delivery ~ COVID-19 ; Nutrition Education ; Volunteer Opportunities
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-745-7001
Fax 613-745-7377
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube
Volunteer Coordinator Jo-Anne Turple, Volunteer Coordinator; Email:
Primary Executive Michael Maidment, CEO; Email:
Other Details
Established 1984
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 108082363 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Newsletter * Annual report
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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