Soup's on: Ottawa Food Bank eyes processing own produce

By Amanda Pfeffer, CBC News Ottawa, December 1, 2017

It all started with too many tomatoes.

When the Ottawa Food Bank received seven pallets of the ripe fruit all at once late last summer, executive director Michael Maidment knew he had a problem.

"The warehouse was full of tomatoes, so the question then became, can we get these tomatoes to everyone in time before they spoil, or could we do something with these tomatoes?" Maidment recalled.

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