With Thanksgiving approaching, the Social Committee here at Hendry Warren thought it would be a good idea to host a food drive in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. We are collecting food from now until October 7th, 2015.
The Ottawa Food Bank collects, stores and distributes food to people in need in the Ottawa area. Some facts from www.ottawafoodbank.ca about the Ottawa Food Bank:
- The Ottawa Food Bank provides emergency food to 50,000 people a month, 37% of those being children;
- In 2014, the Ottawa Food Bank distributed 5,258,060 lbs of food;
- In 2014, approximate 3,000 caring volunteers donated 24,697 hours of their time; and
- With its food industry partnerships and bulk purchasing power, the Ottawa Food Bank turns $1 donated into $5 worth of food into the community.
This PDF lists the most needed items. The Food Bank is always looking for non perishable unopened food items and household items. If you are near our office and would like to participate feel free to drop off your food items in one of the boxes we have in our reception area.