Record rain means less food for Ottawa Food Bank
CTV Ottawa News

By CTV News Ottawa, October 29, 2017

The fall storm underway right now in Ottawa has pushed 2017 to be the wettest year on record, according to Environment Canada data.

Rolf Campbell with Yow Weather Records says since January more than 1000mm of rain has fallen in the capital this year. With so many businesses relying on weather - it is a record not everyone wanted to reach.

The Executive Director of the Ottawa Food Bank says 2017 is the worst growing season they have experienced.

“We grew 25 per cent less produce than we would in a typical year,” said Michael Maidment. The food bank grows about one hundred thousand pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables annually for their 40-thousand users.

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