All families have the right to healthy, affordable food. Unfortunately, we still have families living in situations where they cannot meet all their financial obligations with the resources they have. In order to support these families while they work towards economic sustainability we provide a food share program.
How are we achieving this?
Through our high school completion program, economic development programs like Hope Ventures and through budgeting, home management, gardening and cooking classes we strive to improve the well-being of young families across Ottawa.
Some of us have more than we need, or can afford to share what we have. This is what is distributed from the Foodshare. Supported by the Ottawa Food Bank, The Salvation Army Canada and many concerned and caring local donors, we hope that some day we will not need programs like this, because everyone will have the resources to provide their families what they need through financial independent and choice.
How can I access?
The Foodshare program is open every Friday at 11:30 am for young parents who access the programs at the Centre. It also opens the second Friday of the month to any young parent in the community who requires support (whether they access other services or not). Throughout the week it is available on an emergency basis.
Please contact us if you are new to the program and would like more information or if you would like to donate time or resources to the program.
Community and Family Services Worker
613-725-1733 ext 211