‘Cars Line up for Miles at Food Banks’ was the headline in The New York Times
A food pantry in Omaha, for example, normally serving 100 people saw 900 in a single day. Could it happen here in Ottawa?
Well, at our Food Bank on St. Laurent Blvd., -- site of the former Rideau High School – 25% of the families getting food hampers each week are new! (Operated by the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre.)
Consider who might be especially vulnerable and needing food during Covid-19:
Those unable to work due to Covid-19 and having trouble putting food on the table
17% of people in the K1K postal code area living below the Low Income Cut Off
30% of children in K1K living in poverty
23% of residents in K1K who are 65 years of age or older
Single-parent families, most often lone females
Help the Ottawa Food Bank feed people. Please donate to the Ottawa Food Bank.
Your donation gets a tax receipt – and your donation can be directed to the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre Food Bank, if you wish.
Thank you for making a difference. Ottawa Cares.