Again, this year, many people in our community will rely on residents’ support of the 38th annual OC Transpo/Loblaw Christmas Food Drive. On Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 5 pm, participating stores across Ottawa will be set up with an OC Transpo bus to fill with donated non-perishable food. The OC Transpo/Loblaw Christmas Food Drive is the largest single-day annual food drive in our city.
Many families in our community continue to have difficulty making ends meet and struggle to have enough food to eat during this time of year, when demand is at its highest. The Ottawa Food Bank has already served more people in 2022 than any other year in its history. Let’s continue to work together to help those in our community by making this one of our most successful campaigns—our support is more important than ever!
Want to get involved? Here’s how to help:
You can make a virtual donation through the Ottawa Food Bank’s website between November 14 and December 2. For every dollar you donate, the Ottawa Food Bank can purchase around $5 worth of food. Every dollar counts!
Share a link to the campaign on social media and with your family and friends to help raise awareness about this important initiative in our community.
Volunteer your time
We’re looking for 225 volunteers to make this event a success. You and your family and friends can volunteer for shifts at participating stores on Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 1:30 pm and from 1:30 pm to 5 pm. For more information, to register, and to sign up for shifts, please visit the Ottawa Food Bank’s online volunteer registration site.
Make an in-person donation on Saturday, December 3
Donate non-perishable items or make a monetary donation at participating grocery stores on Saturday, December 3. Non-perishable donations can be placed in the Ottawa Food Bank donation bins at participating stores. Visit the Ottawa Food Bank’s website for a list of their most needed non-perishable items. Every donation, no matter the amount, helps support the most vulnerable people in our community.
Thank you for helpi