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Help Fight Community Hunger: Lawyers Fill the Food Bank!

February 27, 2019  
Annual Courthouse Food Bank Drive & Law Firms Fill the Food Bank Challenge
Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 8, 2019

Please join us again this year in the fight against community hunger by supporting the Ottawa Food Bank. The Ottawa Food Bank provides emergency food to over 38,400 people in our community each month, 35% of those being children. 

Make Your Donation!

Online: Any individual or firm can make a donation in the name of the 2019 Courthouse Food Bank Drive online at this link

In Person: Please bring in non-perishable food items or cash during the week of Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 8, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM to our table in the first floor atrium or to our friendly volunteers on the second door just past security. Temporary tax receipts will be given out for all cash donations over $10.00. For every $1 you donate, the Food Bank turns that into $5 worth of food.

The Law Firms Fill the Ottawa Food Bank Challenge: The law firm competition challenge is open to any firm of any size! All you have to do to register is contact Mitchell Kitagawa at Kelly Santini (MKitagawa@kellysantini.com) to sign up! Encourage everyone in your firm to donate cash or food during the week of the Food Drive (March 4 to 8) and then at the end of the week let us know how well you did. The Food Bank will also be able to set up an online donation platform for each participating law firm directly on the Ottawa Food Bank website. We can arrange for cash collection containers and boxes to be delivered to your office and then picked up once the campaign is completed. It’s as easy as that and for a great cause! 

If you would prefer, we also welcome donations sent over from law offices. These donations can be delivered to the CCLA Library at 161 Elgin Street; cheques can be made payable to "Ottawa Food Bank." We will include all donations sent this way in our total for the week, so consider an office-wide contribution!

Here are the law firms who have signed up so far to participate in the law firm challenge division:

  • Kelly Santini LLP
  • Soloway Wright
  • Gowling WLG (returning champs!)
  • Greenspon Granger Hill
  • Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Bergeron Clifford
If your firm will need a pick up of your donations, please contact Casandra Wood at casandra@ottawafoodbank.ca. You can also drop off your donations at the Ottawa Food Bank warehouse at 1317 Michael St. 

Last year we raised $22,146 and donated 1,865 LBS of food - let’s try to break last year’s total!

We'd like to thank in advance those people who will generously be donating their time at the Food Bank Drive tables at the Courthouse next week:

  • Monday: Khalid Elgazzar & Friends
  • Tuesday: Nirman’s Law
  • Wednesday: Tierney Stauffer LLP
  • Thursday: Caza Saikaley LLP
  • Friday: Lisa Sharp & Friends from the Family Bar
Thank you for all your support!