Ottawa Police collecting for Youth Services Bureau

The OPS are collecting non-perishable food items on behalf of homeless and street-level youth who use the services of the Youth Services Bureau, (, located in downtown Ottawa.

Their is a great need to help our youth from going hungry. The Youth Bureau wants to ensure that food is available to street-involved and homeless youth using the Youth Bureau services when they access the Drop-In Centre. The Centre is open 365 days a year.

The collection of food will continue through to December 19, 2018.

Cst. Andrew Wightman, is the Ottawa Police collection lead. Cst. Wightman said, “YSB gets to know their clients and don’t want to see them go without enough food—especially during the cold winter months ahead. Support from our community can help ensure that at-risk youth across our community are getting the food they need to thrive.”

Joanne Lowe, Executive Director of the Youth Services Bureau, commented that, “this effort, in support of our Pantry Program, will complement what we receive as a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank. Vulnerable youth in our community need our support more than ever this time of year.”

The community of Stittsville can drop off donations to the OPS building located at 211 Huntmar Drive by December 19. If you wish to make a monetary donation, you can do so at


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