In the spirit of the holiday season, National Capital Region Tamil Association (NCRTA) held a food drive to benefit the Ottawa Food Bank during first couple weeks weeks of December 2009.
With the help of the Tamil Canadians in Ottawa and the following community organizations, NCRTA had a successful Food Drive 2009.
Ottawa Tamil Academy of Culture and Technology (OTACT)
Ottawa-Carleton Tamil School
Ottawa Sivan Hindu Temple
Church of Hope
Ottawa Tamil Seniors Association (OTSA)
Nepean Cricket Club (NCC)
Ottawa Tamil Business community
Due to the generosity of the Ottawa Tamil community, we collected $300.00 cash donations and more than 600 pounds of food items filled in 10 boxes.
The 10 boxes and $300 cash were delivered to The Ottawa Food Bank on the 21st of December, 2009 by the NCRTA volunteers. Executive Director of The Ottawa Food Bank was very thankful for the donations from the Tamil community. He is to send a formal 'Thank you' letter to NCRTA; in addition, The Food Bank will also mention the Tamil community's contribution in their communications to Ottawa general public.
What an achievement and a great way to show Ottawa that we all care about the community that we live and nature.
Some photos taken during the delivery of the contributions to Food bank and can be seen below.