A year of telling stories about our food culture and community has come full circle.
Many of the people, organizations and companies that we’ve highlighted, such as Amber Westfall, Operation Come Home and Backyard Edibles, are part of a community that cares about helping and feeding others. For our last story, we wanted to focus on the umbrella organization that helps feed everyone in our city.
Michael Maidment, Executive Director of the Ottawa Food Bank (OFB) remains calm while grappling with a difficult and growing issue. “We know that providing more food is not necessarily going to fix the issue of hunger,” he tells me. Food banks are temporary solutions caused by many issues - lack of income and affordable housing chief among them.