We did it! Another Bowlful of Heart campaign done and this year was another big hit!

In case you hadn’t heard, Bowlful of Heart is a city-wide holiday pet food drive. This past December, over 25 individuals and businesses gathered items on our behalf, with locations from east to west! These folks keenly took on the challenge and setup boxes and bins in their homes, offices, and buildings.

In this second year, we grew our reach and provided even more drop-off locations for you to access. We are SO thankful for all of the support we received from the Ottawa Community.

With your help, we gathered over 3,000lbs of food which will help us reach our mission of filling furry bellies in times of need.

Over four weeks, our volunteers collected items and dropped them off in our storage unit, until it became clear that we were running out of room (a good problem to have!)

Operation #FillLaurasBasement was well underway. You guys were up for the challenge, and as you can see in the photos, we had no problem completing this operation!

To think that when we first started we had a tiny 5ft by 5 ft storage unit. Over time, we grew and grew and now we’ll soon be moving to a 10 ft x 17 ft storage unit to accommodate the recent donations.

We cannot thank you enough Ottawa – We asked and you listened. Because of your help, we will be able to accept more clients and get them the food they need sooner.


Did you miss the Food Drive?

Fear not! You can still donate to one of our regular drop-off locations!