People who make a difference



We are lucky at the Ottawa Food Bank to have a team of outstanding volunteers. These are the people who come in and donate their time and energy to ensure that we do everything we can to provide hungry people in the Ottawa Region with nutritious food. From all of us at the Ottawa Food Bank, THANK YOU for everything that you do, you truly are making a difference.

Here is what some of our volunteers have to say about their volunteer experience:

Michael G. Adams

Member of the Ottawa Food Bank Board of Directors (Past Chair)

I have been volunteering for the Ottawa Food Bank for the last 5 and a half years.

At the time, when I heard the statistics that the Ottawa Food Bank was feeding over 42,000 (now 48,000) people a month, I was shocked at the magnitude of the problem. I have always been so blessed and certainly don’t know what it’s like not to have enough to eat even though I still catch myself saying, “I’m starved” from time to time.  I thought if I can help out these individuals and families that are so in need by donating my time and money, this is the place for me.

What I like best about volunteering with the Ottawa Food Bank are the people. We have very dedicated and talented board members, staff, volunteers, agencies, corporate supporters, and donors. Everyone is so enthusiastically committed to the cause. I get a sense of real satisfaction from helping to make the Ottawa Food Bank’s mission successful.

Jessie Huggett


Alison Castle

Dan Oickle

Dan Kristolaitis

Jennifer Jackson

Anonymous Volunteer

Robert Jolicoeur and Richard Wink