Mr. Speaker, this week marks the 25th anniversary of the Ottawa Food Bank.
The Ottawa Food Bank has been helping people in need for 25 years and we salute them.
The “Heroes Fighting Hunger” campaign was launched this week. This campaign encourages the people of Ottawa to donate $25 and to invite 25 of their friends to do the same.
Every dollar donated generates five dollars worth of groceries for people in need.
I encourage all members of the House to join leaders such as my constituent, Rick Hillier, and also our Minister of Transport, the MP for Ottawa West—Nepean, to open their hearts, show leadership and become a hero.
In this time of economic uncertainty, we must all help the less fortunate.