Kardish and Foodsharing Ottawa make large donation to the Smith Falls Community Food Bank

Left to right: Melinda Assaf (Kardish Owner and CFO), Robert Assaf (Kardish Owner and President), Laurie Bruce (Foodsharing Ottawa Rescue Driver)

At Kardish, we're passionate about making lives better and supporting the health of our local community. That’s why we regularly partner with organizations such as Foodsharing Ottawa, a non-profit organization that reduces food waste by rescuing surplus food from local businesses and donating it back to the community where it’s needed.

Kardish has made frequent donations to Foodsharing Ottawa since the group was founded in 2015. This month, Kardish donated hundreds of pounds of tasty and healthy food, including essential grains, dried fruits, and vitamins.

“Community support has always been a core value to Kardish,” said Robert Assaf, President & owner of Kardish Health Food Centre. “In Ottawa, 1 in 7 households struggle with food insecurity. We hope that food donations like ours can help to change this statistic.” 

Foodsharing Ottawa volunteer Laurie Bruce picked up this month’s donation from the Kardish warehouse and delivered the food to the Smith Falls Food Community Bank

Natalia Soteroff, Smiths Falls Community Food Bank Manager, said that the Kardish food donation will be put to good use this Fall. 

“Food insecurity is a battle that Ottawa will continue to face for a long time,” said Natalia. “It is through support from local businesses like Kardish that we can help our community’s vulnerable and hungry.”

For more information on Kardish’s community involvement, visit: https://kardish.com/pages/community-support

About Kardish Health Food Centre 

Kardish Health Food Centre is Ottawa’s leading health food retailer. Founded in 1979, Kardish is committed to making it easy for you to discover well-being solutions that work for you. With seven retail locations across Ottawa, its easy to access a wide selection of specialty health and bulk foods, gluten-free products, natural health and beauty aids, vitamins, and other natural health supplements. Kardish is an industry and community leader and has won the Ottawa Business Journal Employee’s Choice Award, the Best Ottawa Business Award, and the Canadian Health Food Association Award for Excellence in Retailing.

About Foodsharing Ottawa

Foodsharing Ottawa was founded in 2015 by a group of volunteers passionate about reducing food waste. Our main focus is on rescuing surplus food from local businesses such as grocery stores and restaurants and donating it back to the community where it’s needed. Through this work, we are helping to reduce the environmental impact of food waste and address food insecurity in our community. https://foodsharingottawa.com/

About Smiths Falls Community Food Bank

Established in 1997 by Wilma Oatway and a group of dedicated volunteers, the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank operates on the premise that in a world where we have so much, no one should go hungry. We are an emergency community service providing food to our community as needed and as available. http://www.smithsfallscommunityfoodbank.org/

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