the loaves and fishes fund of ottawa-carleton

Our Story

Over the years Loaves and Fishes Fund has proudly supported many great organizations and individuals in the community such as The Ottawa Food Bank, the Ottawa Salvation Army, the Wings of Phoenix, Serenity House, St Mary’s Home, the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, CHEO, Ronald McDonald House, Winchester Memorial Hospital, and many more individual families.

Thanks to the inspiration of Pat Butler in 1999, the Loaves and Fishes Fund of Ottawa-Carleton was created and has been supporting underprivileged and homeless neighbours in our communities since then. Initially designed to provide meals to the homeless and to support breakfast and lunch programs in our schools, the Fund has expanded through community partnerships to support local charities in our region.

The Loaves and Fishes Fund along with its sponsors, has helped raised over $1,425,000 since its inception. All of the proceeds generated by the fund’s revenues help assist in the battle of hunger for the less fortunate, and 100% of proceeds go to the Loaves and Fishes Fund.

In 2019 The Loaves and Fishes Fund Gala exceeded its goals and was able to provide significant donations of over $175,000 to exceptional programs within our community such as the Ottawa Mission, the Ottawa Foodbank, and the Salvation Army, the Tornado Relief Fund, Shepherds of Good Hope, and many other small local Food Banks within Ottawa. The Loaves and Fishes Fund will continue to play an important role in alleviating hunger and poverty in 2019 through the generous donations of our friends and sponsors. Thank you for your kind and generous support to this worthy cause.

Our mission is to establish and maintain free daily meal services to our disadvantaged, underprivileged and homeless neighbours living within our community. For more information about the Loaves and Fishes Fund of Ottawa Carleton please contact info@loavesandfishesottawa.org

Corporate Sponsors

Without our corporate sponsors, our Annual Fundraiser & Gala would not be possible. Special thank you to the generous people at:

HENDRY WARREN
SAL GROUP
UNISELECT EASTERN CANADA
ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR
ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS
MONT BLEU FORD
ADESA
LINCOLN HEIGHTS
ESP
BELL MEDIA
TRADE REV
CICB - STEVE ORMISH
WELCH LLP
TIERNEY STAUFFER
OEGEMA NICHOLSON & ASSOCIATES
NEW CAP RADIO
FRISBY TIRE
EBLOCK
BUTLER CHEVROLET
CAR STAR & 416 AUTOPLEX

HARLEY DAVIDSON
ACTIVOX
TUNIS TEMPLE SHRINE LIMITED
ABSOLUTE RESULTS
EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE SALE
BBS CONSTRUCTION
RIVIERA AUTO
NEXUS
TOMLINSON
LEISURE DAYS RV, BUCKINGHAM
FOREST RIVER INC TRAILER CO
PBS
EAST PENN TIRE
RISING TELECOM
REMAX
JAYCO RV
MARY JANE MANLEY
JIMMY LAPOINTE
PIERRE LEMIEUX
JIM HALLETT

WORK WITH US

Community Resources

John Howard Society of Ottawa

Contact: (613) 236-3077 - www.ottawa.johnhoward.ca

Providing a structured home-like environment for people who require help making transitions within the community.

YMCA/YWCA

Contact: (613) 788-5063 - www.educom.on.ca/ymca-ywca/

Providing single adults and families with partly furnished rooms for monthly rental as well as provides food and money services, youth programing, life skills programing and much more.

Shepherds of Good Hope

Contact: (613) 789-8210 - www.sghottawa.com

Providing shelter, food, addiction recovery programs, and supportive housing.

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa-Carleton

Contact: (613) 729-1000 - www.ysb.on.ca

Providing rent-geared-to-income housing for youth; and works to re-integrate residents back into the community.

The Ottawa Mission

Contact: (613)-234-1144 - www.ottawamission.com

The mission has 235 beds, including 14 beds for palliative care and 25 beds for addiction treatment programs. It also houses a learning centre, runs job training programs, and houses a medical/dental clinic for people in shelters.

Cornerstone

Contact: (613) 237-4669 - www.ottawa.anglican.ca/cornerstone

Providing emergency shelter and supportive housing for a of women.

Carlington Community and Health Services

Contact: (613) 722-4000 - www.ochc.org

Providing walk-in clinics, employment guidance; youth programs; newcomers support and nutrition and cooking together.

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre

Contact: (613) 789-1500 - www.sandyhillchc.on.ca

Providing the opportunity for the group to cook and eat a meal together and take food home, along with vitamins and milk vouchers, and helps with babysitting of older children. Also provides bus tickets.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Contact: 613-737-7791 - www.cmhaottawa.ca

Advocating and providing client-directed services and programs with and for people with mental health problems. Enhance, promote and maintain the mental health of individuals and communities through education and awareness.

Centretown Community Health Centre

Contact: (613) 233-4443 - www.centretownchc.org

provides support for people living on the street or in shelters. They also provide health care, outreach and assistance to obtain a health card. Support for people without health insurance.

Royal Ottawa Hospital

Contact: (613) 722-6521 x6 - www.rohcg.on.ca

The mission of the Royal Ottawa Hospital  is to look for better ways to improve the delivery of services to better meet the needs of the homeless and mentally ill populations.

Somerset West Community Health Centre

Contact: (613) 238-8210 - www.swchc.on.ca

Providing clients with primary health care, education, technical training, life skills and employment skills training that are tied to today’s world.