Dear friends,

The end of this term of Council is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to clean up my office at City Hall. Over the years, I’ve collected many items that I simply won’t be able to store at home. So, I’ve decided to host a silent auction as a way for me to share some of those items with you while raising funds for a great organization, the Ottawa Food Bank. Why the OFB?

  • The Ottawa Food Bank is reporting the highest service figures in its 38-year history
  • From February to March 2022, 24% increase in food bank / food cupboard visits, which represents over 35,000 visits
  • March 2022 saw a 39% increase in local food bank demand from 2017, which represents over 51,000 people
  • March 2022 also saw 8% of total food bank visits being first time users
  • Contributing factors include inflation hitting the highest levels since 1991, food costs increasing 22% since 2009, high housing costs, high gas prices, and the ending of pandemic support programs

I hope to see you all there for a fun evening!