See this truck? It’s about to dump 10 tons of soil.
We’re not talking dirt, but it is a helpful visual to show that 10 tons of anything is a lot.
The Ottawa Food Bank actually distributes over 10 tons of food from their warehouse every weekday, providing food for over of 41,500 people per month – 36% of whom are children.
See these shelves? They’re a bit bare.
Samantha from OFB sent us that pic. With over 41,000 people expected to turn to their community food program in October, the Ottawa Food Bank needs our help so that they can help others.
How can we help?
The Ottawa Food Bank held their Thanks for Giving Food Drive last Saturday, but donations were somewhat lacking (they got about 1/2 as much as last year for the same Food Drive).
They also recently held a Fresh Food Drive.
Now although those fundraising events have passed, you can still help.
Monetary donations are especially great because $1 with the Food Bank is actually the equivalent of about $5 (because they’re able to buy products in mega bulk).
Check out more in our Facebook Live with executive director Michael Maidment.
Big thanks to the team there for giving us a glimpse into how the operation works.
Whether you’re in need, would like to volunteer, or just want find out more, check out their website: