Resident in Barrhaven are among thousands across the region trying to make the best of their situation.
Hundreds gathered at Larkin Park as volunteers set up shop, cooking with generators and providing food for more than 2,000 community members.
"I put a shout out on Friday that I had the catering stuff, and I'm going to bring my pancake mix out, syrup and coffee to do breakfast for people," said Darrell Bartraw, Owner of Bart's Catering.
Residents were overwhelmed by the support that poured in.
"I was so happy yesterday morning when I discovered this place," said Cari Gordon. " Everybody is so happy and thankful."
This served as a reminder to many how much they rely on having electricity in their lives.
"It makes you realize; number one, how good it is for us to take a step back and connect; two, how crazy it is and how reliable we are with power and electricity, and how much it's apart of our life today," says Lisa Fazzina.
Barrhaven received some good news from the ward's City Councillor Jan Harder, as she said there is a chance residents could have power restored sometime tonight.
Meanwhile, various other events are being held across the city to ensure that no one is going hungry.
We’re all set up at the The Home Depot, 1900 Baseline Rd. We are grilling for community that has lost power and food or been displaced by the storm.— Capital BBQ (@BBQing) September 23, 2018
Come and get a hot meal. 🍔😄👍
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College Ward power update: Hungry and no power? 105.3 Kiss FM will be with us at Ben Franklin Place at 5pm and they're bringing pizza. So if your lights aren't on then, come and get it.— Rick Chiarelli (@RickChiarelli) September 23, 2018
If you’re in the Greenbank/Hunt Club/Craig Henry area @DymonStorage has wi-fi and hot food and beverages. Stop by for power, COFFEE, and delicious lasagna delivered by @ShawnaActually and volunteers. #OttStorm— Jody S (@justjody) September 23, 2018
The dinner is a go @ Manordale Community Ctr (68 Knoxdale Road) from 5 - 7 pm. We have volunteers but WE NEED FOOD for 100 people! If you can, please drop off food by 4:15 pm @ Manordale. THANK YOU! @MAJIC100Ottawa @CFRAOttawa @1310NEWS @JumpOttawa #OttawaOutage #ottcity #ottnews— Shawna Tregunna (@ShawnaActually) September 23, 2018
Thank you everyone. We, at this point, do not need anymore food. Nepean is generous. We have food for 1,000 tonight. If you are still without power we are still serving you regardless of where you live. Thanks to NASA South Asian food for dropping off a latest shipment.— Lisa MacLeod (@MacLeodLisa) September 23, 2018
Tomorrow, Mon. Sept 24th @Good_Companions will be running our transportation & seniors centre without walls programs, and will be making meals for the community. The doors to the Centre will re-open on Tuesday, Sept 25th for business as usual at 8:30am.— The Good Companions (@Good_Companions) September 23, 2018