Without volunteers, neither food bank hampers nor prepared meals nor health snacks would reach the residents who need them most!

Ottawa Cares volunteer drivers freely give their valuable time to the community.

All 190 of our volunteers put up their hand to help since the March 13, 2020 provincial lock-down. Local not-for-profit organization, Volunteer Ottawa, really helped us attract volunteers from across the city -- especially important with the growth of food bank hamper deliveries.

Our volunteers are champions! Thank you.

2 views0 comments

Something very special has been happening at the Governor's Walk Retirement Residence!

Residents have been packaging healthy snacks for the children at the Boys and Girls Club. Under the direction of Peter Gareau, they have provided over 800 snacks -- stppping because of the Ontario-wide shutdown on December 26, 2020.

Children attending our after-school program, Before- and After-School in Manor Park, handmade holiday cards to thank each of the residents. And, to encourage residents to write back -- a pen-pal program, perhaps -- a self-addressed, stamped envelope was provided with each card.

Smiles all around.

6 views0 comments

A team keeps Ottawa Cares going: delivering food bank hampers and prepared meals, recruiting volunteers, developing technology solutions, securing funding -- and more! We would not be able to mobilize community response to the Covid-19 pandemic without them.

Thank you!

Rahul Chandran, Vice-Chair, Manor Park Community Council (MPCC)

Josh Cassidy, Sports Coordinator (MPCC)

Michelle Ruel, Volunteer Coordinator (MPCC / Ottawa Cares)

David Megginson, Megginson Technologies

Chris Courneya, In It Live

Thomas Arredondo, MapTag

Volunteer drivers (There are 190 of you!)

Thank you for helping build a successful foundation!

George Parkyani

Paul Saucier

Thank you to great partner organizations!

Ottawa Food Bank

Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre

Vanier Community Service Centre

Parkdale Food Market

Dalhousie Food Cupboard

Food for Thought Cafe

Nutrition Blocs

Prezidential Basketball

Boys and Girls Club

R. E. Wilson Public School

Queen Mary Public School

Manor Park Public School

Volunteer Ottawa

Thank you to supporting organizations!

Manor Park Community Council (MPCC)

Manor Park Community Association (MPCA)

New Edinburgh Community Alliance (NECA)

Lindenlea Community Association

Rockcliffe Park Residents' Association

Overbrook Community Association

Cardinal Glen Community Association

Thank you generous funders!

Red Cross

Government of Canada

McConnell Foundation

16 views0 comments