Ottawa Food Bank

Ottawa Food Bank

Ottawa Food Bank provides fresh and non-perishable food and other essentials to more than 100 agencies across the city.  For decades, food banks have been the temporary solution to hunger caused by poverty. Many food banks, including Ottawa, are seeking to address the circumstances that bring people to an emergency food program.

The Centre is supporting the Ottawa Food Bank and the University of Ottawa to conduct one of the first longitudinal research studies of novel food banking strategies used by 11 emergency food programs in Ottawa, including forming community partnerships, engaging clients, becoming involved in advocacy, engaging in new communication strategies, and offering a range of programs and services. This data will shed light on the models that best support client food security, health and social outcomes.