The City of Ottawa, along with Loblaw Companies Limited, will be collecting food and cash donations for the 35th annual OC Transpo/Loblaw Christmas Food Drive to benefit the Ottawa Food Bank on Saturday, November 30 from 10 am to 5 pm.
OC Transpo buses will be parked outside participating Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Your Independent Grocer and No Frills stores across Ottawa. Volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations. If you aren’t able to visit a store on November 30, you can donate online at ottawafoodbank.ca/octranspo. For every dollar you give, the Ottawa Food Bank can purchase about $5 worth of food because of their wholesale purchasing power.
Every day, the Ottawa Food Bank’s Michael Street warehouse distributes 14 tons of food. This provides 114 member agencies with supplies to feed 39,000 people each month, and 37 per cent of them are children.
Food collected is delivered to four local food banks: the Ottawa Food Bank, FAMSAC Food Cupboard in Nepean, the Stittsville Food Bank and the Kanata Food Cupboard. For more information, including participating store locations, please visit octranspo.com.