The Ottawa Food Bank is getting funding for a first-of-its-kind study to find out what programs make sure that users don’t get stuck on food bank services.

The two-year study will be done in conjunction with researchers at the University of Ottawa and funded by the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Rachael Wilson, the food bank’s director of communications and development, said it’s about moving people past needing a food bank.

“We really want to figure out what is the model that moves people beyond food insecurity, which really means moving people beyond poverty,” she said.