Brown’s Independent Accepting Food Donations for the OC Transpo/Loblaw Fill the Bus Christmas Food Drive

This Saturday, December 2nd, I encourage all residents to stop by Brown’s Independent Grocer on 1251 Stittsville Main St in support of the 33rd Annual OC Transpo/Loblaw Fill the Bus Christmas Food Drive for the Stittsville Food Bank!


From 9:00-6:00, OC Transpo buses will be parked outside Brown’s Independent and other participating Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Your Independent Grocer and No Frills stores across Ottawa. Volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations. If you can’t make it out on December 2, you can donate online at For every dollar you give, the Ottawa Food Bank can purchase about $5 worth of food because of their wholesale purchasing power.


This year marks the 33rd annual OC Transpo/Loblaw Christmas Food Drive. It is the Ottawa Food Bank’s largest single-day food drive of the year. It fills a need when many families are struggling to make ends meet and helps to ensure there is enough to eat during a time of year when demand is at its highest.


Food collected is delivered to four local food banks: the Stittsville Food Bank, the Ottawa Food Bank, FAMSAC Food Cupboard located in Nepean, and the Kanata Food Cupboard.


I would like to thank Brown’s Independent for their continued support for the Fill the Bus campaign in helping to ensure that nobody goes hungry this holiday season. Please give generously.


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