Visit to the Ottawa Food Bank

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January 13, 2011

Governor General to Deliver Keynote Address at the Ottawa Food Bank’s Annual General Meeting

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will visit the Ottawa Food Bank where he will address its member agency representatives, board of directors, staff and volunteers during their annual general meeting. The event will take place on Monday, January 17, 2011.

At 7:20 p.m., His Excellency will speak on the importance of pursuing volunteer and philanthropic initiatives to better support families and children in need.

About the Ottawa Food Bank
The Ottawa Food Bank is the Ottawa Region’s central emergency food assistance organization. Through its 140 member agencies, the Ottawa Food Bank helps 43 000 individuals per month,
37 per cent of whom are children. For more information, visit their website at


Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Ottawa Food Bank.

Media Information:

Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-302-0912 (cell) 

Patti Murphy
Senior Manager, Corporate Relations and Development
The Ottawa Food Bank
613-295-7296 (cell)