Consider “Paying it Forward” to Those in Need with a $25 Gift Card Being Offered


As many residents have heard, Loblaws is offering Canadians a $25 gift card as a result of overcharging for the cost of bread products in their stores and other grocery stores across Canada.

For many residents, this will be a pleasant surprise to provide a small discount on their next large grocery purchase. However, many kind-hearted individuals have come up with the beautiful idea to donate these gift cards to local food banks to help support those in need.

As a result, the Ottawa Food Bank has created a page with more information on how to go about obtaining and donating the gift card. For more information, please click here.

To donate your card to the Stittsville Food Bank, please arrange a pick-up by emailing or calling 613-831-0451. Alternatively, residents can also use the card to buy non-perishable food items and leave them at one of the many local drop-off bins at:

  • Goulbourn Recreation Complex, 1500 Shea Road, outside my constituency office;
  • Walmart, 5357 Fernbank Road;
  • Food Basics, 5703 Hazeldean Road;
  • Brown’s Independent Grocers, 1251 Stittsville Main Street;
  • Sobey’s Grocery Store, 6315 Hazeldean Road, off Carp Road;
  • Giant Tiger, 6081 Hazeldean Road, Jackson Trails Mall; and
  • Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1489 Shea Road.

I, as well as the Food Bank, would like to thank everyone who chooses to take part in this thoughtful gesture and share this good fortune with those who need it most.

Depending on the number of cards received, there are many ways these gift cards can be used by the Food Bank: either used directly for food purchases, provided to a member food program for their food purchases, or provided directly to clients.

To register to receive your gift card, and to read all the details about eligibility and terms and conditions, please visit