You can get a taste of rural life downtown today.
It's Food Aid Day at City Hall in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. Between a pancake breakfast in the morning and a barbecue hosted by The Works in the afternoon, you'll be able to eat well, and help the Ottawa Food Bank help others to do the same.
Pancakes are available from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and are $5. The Works BBQ will be on from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A burger will be $10 and you'll get chips and a drink with it.
All proceeds go toward the Ottawa Food Bank.
CFRA will also be there in person and on the air from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for a radiothon to help raise money so the Food Bank can buy ground beef from Ottawa farmers and give it to families in need.
Last year's radiothon raised $160,010.
Aside from the food, rural businesses will be on hand for the Mayor's Rural Expo from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., both inside Jean Pigott Hall and outside Marion Dewar Plaza.
If you can't make it to City Hall, there will be events at the NHCAP-Skyline Building by Tower 2 at the corner of Baseline and Merivale.
Or, you can text BEEF to 45678 to donate $10 to the Ottawa Food Bank (details at mobilegiving.ca)