The Food for Thought net-café provides nutritious food and cultivates community spirit. During the pandemic, cafe operations are closed and staff have redirected their efforts to provide meals for families that do not have cooking facilities and face a daily challenge in feeding their children. There are more than 2,000 residents of family shelters in Ottawa that are in such a situation. Meals are prepared in restaurant facilities by chefs giving generously of their time. Meals are served fresh out of those kitchens to shelters.