Food Equity

Real Food Can Connect Us

Ottawa Food is partnering with Intersection Ministries and Empowering Youth Global Concepts to provide a free cultural cooking class and free meal on the first Saturday morning of the month!

We spotlight a new country every month, inviting a person from that country to teach us all how to make cultural dishes. We play games from the country spotlighted and come together to build cross-cultural relationships, learn about cooking, increase cultural intelligence, and enjoy new, healthy foods! Ottawa Food strives to celebrate local diversity through healthy foods and foster connection.

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Food Pantry Translation Guide

It is important that food pantries are inclusive and accessible to all who call Ottawa County home. Please use the below files to help translate common food pantry items. Translations are available in Arabic, Dari, Khmer, Laotian, Mandarin, Pashto, Punjabi, Spanish, and Vietnamese.