The City of Ottawa, with Loblaw Companies Limited, will be collecting food and cash donations for the annual OC Transpo/Loblaw Christmas Food Drive to benefit the Ottawa Food Bank on Saturday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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 can't make it out on December 2, 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.
This year marks the 33rd annual OC Transpo/Loblaw Christmas Food Drive. It is the Ottawa Food Bank’s largest single-day food drive of the year. It fills a need when many families are struggling to make ends meet and helps to ensure there is enough to eat during a time of year when demand is at its highest.
Food collected is delivered to four local food banks: the Ottawa Food Bank, FAMSAC Food Cupboard located in Nepean, the Stittsville Food Bank and the Kanata Food Cupboard.
For more information including store locations, please visit octranspo.com.