Thank you for making 2011 Food Aid a success!

The weather cooperated, the people came, and the 7th Annual Food Aid sold out of all 1500 burgers at their City Hall location (another 700 burgers were sold at a second Ottawa location new to this years’ event).

From the heated competition of the cow milking contest that matched local celebrities against City councillors and staff, to the gentle draft horse, lively step dancers and rural displays, Food Aid 2011 was an outstanding success.

When the day was done, close to $116,000 was raised. Thank you to everyone who supported Food Aid by buying a hamburger, donating money or supplies, and volunteering their time to a great cause.

Food Aid serves as a major fundraiser for the Ottawa Food Bank who uses the funds to purchase cattle and processes the meat to provide nutritious ground beef to Ottawa’s less fortunate while supporting our local farmers.