The Ottawa Food Bank spent $798,000 on tornado relief

The Ottawa Food Bank says it spent $798,000 helping feed people after the September 21st tornadoes.

In a report on the immediate aftermath of the storm, released Wednesday, the Food Bank says in the four weeks immediately after the storm the food bank served 9,489 who visited.

19,679 food hampers were delivered across the region.

Ottawa Food Bank

“We cannot thank our city enough for reacting so quickly and so kindly with offers of support,” Michael Maidment, CEO, Ottawa Food Bank, said in a statement. “The resiliency of our city is beautiful, and we would not have been able to help so many without our donors, supporters, and community food program partners.”

The Food Bank says visits were up 33% over the same period last year, and hamper deliveries were up 137%.