Meals for Heroes Ottawa feeds healthcare workers and the homeless

University of Ottawa students start new initiative to provide healthy meals prepared by local caterers.
By: Stewart Wiseman
May 28, 2020
Photo: Meals for Heroes Ottawa

University of Ottawa students Yasmine Chentouf and Abdullah Haroon have co-founded Meals for Heroes Ottawa, a not-for-profit initiative to provide healthy meals to Ottawa's healthcare workers and the homeless. The two Faculty of Medicine students have identified healthcare workers and the homeless as two groups that are facing challenges in accessing healthy meals, as healthcare workers are spending longer hours at hospitals and the homeless face limitations imposed by the lockdown.

With meals and smoothies provided by Ottawa caterers, Meals for Heroes Ottawa is working to maintain the physical and mental well-being of healthcare workers and the homeless, while also supporting the local economy. Chentouf and Haroon have launched a Meals for Heroes Ottawa fundraising campaign, and hope to raise $8000, where 50% of the proceeds will go toward feeding frontline workers and 50% to organizations that support homeless individuals. Meals for Heroes Ottawa are working to deliver meals to The Ottawa Hospital, L'Hôpital Montfort, Shepherds of Good Hope, and Cornerstone Housing for Women.

Source: Meals for Heroes Ottawa

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