Ottawa Cares began as an initiative of the Manor Park Community Council, with the support of several Ottawa community associations, including Cardinal Glen, Lindenlea, New Edinburgh, Manor Park, Overbrook, Rockcliffe Park and Vanier. Ottawa Cares has been able to organize community and City Ward-wide responses to Covid-19 to help reduce food insecurity in our communities. These initiatives have included food bank hamper deliveries, prepared meal delivery and “last-mile” delivery.
As of April 1, 2022, Ottawa Cares is now an initiative of the Ottawa Food Bank and will continue to provide volunteer drivers to help alleviate some of the challenges surrounding access to emergency food programs.
Ottawa Cares was launched in April 2020 thanks to grant funding through the McConnell foundation.
Our humble initiative was able to continue with grant funding through the Canadian Red Cross and Canadian Federal Government.