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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.

Organization: Ottawa Food Bank  
Phone Numbers: 613-745-7001
Fax: 613-745-7377
1317 Michael St
Ottawa, ON
K1B 3M9
Intersection: St Laurent Blvd and Queensway
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Executives: Michael Maidment - CEO
Service Description: 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.

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.

Fees: None
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.
Eligibility / Target Population: Affiliated agencies * the general public for information and referral to local resources
Languages: English * French
Area Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Food Banks

This information was last completely updated on November 15, 2018

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