Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to the Ottawa Food Bank this past Saturday during the OC Transpo/Loblaw food drive. This annual event is the longest running food drive in Ottawa and has been supporting the Ottawa Food Bank since it began operating in 1984. The 39th annual food drive was held on Saturday, December 9th, and raised over 66,300 pounds of food and more than $32,000 for the Ottawa Food Bank and Ottawa region food banks.
OC Transpo buses were parked onsite at participating Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Your Independent Grocer and No Frills locations in Ottawa to remind residents of the opportunity to donate non-perishable items. All the food items collected were delivered directly to the Ottawa Food Bank, Stittsville Food Bank, Barrhaven Food Cupboard, and the Kanata Food Cupboard.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out to the Carlingwood Mall Loblaws to support this important event!
The in-person food drive may be over, but residents can still make donations online at ottawafoodbank.com/octranspo