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Food Truck in Strathcona Heights Provides Food For OCH Families
A partnership between the Ottawa Mission, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, Parent Resource Centre and OCH will help feed up to 200 meals to the residents of Strathcona Heights, every two weeks.
The Ottawa Mission and local food service agencies came together to provide access to healthy food to those in need. The food truck stops in the Strathcona Heights community every other Thursday. In the first three visits, the truck has provided nutritious meals to more than 300 people.
Meals served through this initiative will be like the meals served to clients of The Ottawa Mission’s shelter services. As with shelter guests and those who access its community meal programs, residents accessing meals from the food truck do not have to pay.
“You don’t know what this means to me. This is going to be one extra Christmas gift for my daughter.”
That’s what one single dad had to say after the Ottawa Mission Food truck visited his Strathcona Heights Community.
The food truck also highlights the Mission’s Food Services Training Program – a job-training program that provides graduates with the skills, and certification to work in the food services industry.
The truck has also visited other communities, such as Morrison Gardens, Winthrop, 506 Bronson and Mooretown. OCH would like to thank The Ottawa Mission, who continue to generously support and contribute to addressing food security in our City.