For more than 20 years, Ottawa Magazine has served the residents of Ottawa as a place to turn to for compelling and reliable journalism — and coverage of the restaurant and food industry has always been a focus.

Food is in the middle of our lives and our culture. And it’s central to the story of Ottawa. As part of that community, we want to expand our role from an organization that covers the problem to one that also contributes directly to issues that matter — issues like food security, education, and the well-being of those who work directly in the food industry.

The Ottawa Magazine Food Foundation will, through events and other fundraisers, pass a portion of those funds through to Ottawa charities, who work to improve access to healthy food for our vulnerable neighbours and create a sustainable and vibrant food culture for everyone in our city.