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Canadian Student Leadership Conference - Fall Food Drive Kick-Off


Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Happening at various grocery stores throughout Kitchener and Waterloo.

1000 high school leadership students from across the country attending the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC)  will cap their experience by raising awareness of local hunger and encouraging our community to take action.

They will be in grocery stores and neighbourhoods in Kitchener and Waterloo reminding residents of the Fall Drive and encouraging everyone to get involved by holding a food & fund drive or making donations of non-perishable food and funds. Students from 200 high schools, selected to attend the Canadian Student Leadership Conference, plus 300 teachers from across Canada working with The Food Bank's Team Lead volunteers. These outstanding students will return to their home provinces and territories from their week of workshops, speakers and activities in Waterloo to take action to strengthen their own communities.

For more information, please visit the CSLC 2017 website



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Kitchener Council's Grillefest

Friday, October 6, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Kitchener City Hall, Carl Zehr Square

Council's Grillefest is back again! Join members of Kitchener City Council to celebrate the official opening ceremonies of KW Oktoberfest.

Council and city staff will be grilling up delicious, traditional Oktoberfest sausage nestled in a fresh bun, and served with a cookie and an ice cold drink to quench your thirst. All for just $5!

All proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Non-perishable and canned goods will also be received with appreciation at this event

For more information, please visit the Grillefest Event Page



Oktoberfest Family Breakfast 

36th Annual Free Oktoberfest Family Breakfast

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2B 3X7

It's the annual CHYM 96.7 / Country 106 / 570 News Oktoberfest FREE Family Breakfast! Join the whole Rogers Radio family Saturday, October 7th for our FREE breakfast at Bingemans - featuring a "weather friendly" seating area under the BIG tent, and tons of FREE parking!


Enjoy Aunt Jemima pancakes, prepared by the Conestoga College Culinary Arts and Hospitality program, Piller's sausage, Wellesley apple cider, and Tim Horton's coffee. Donations to The Food Bank are appreciated!

Non-perishable food and fund donations for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region gladly accepted.



Onkel Hans FFD at the Parade

Onkel Hans Food Drive Online

September 15, 2017 - October 14, 2017

Join the Onkel Hans Food Drive online! Visit http://support.thefoodbank.ca/onkelhans to donate, join a team or create your own personal fundraising page.

Onkel Hans Food Drive at the Parade

Monday, October 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Volunteers will be collecting donations of non-perishable food and cash for The Food Bank along the Oktoberfest parade route. 
Thanks to K-W Oktoberfest and Sobeys for their support!



Kitchener Rangers The Food Bank Game Day

Monday, October 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Bring your food and fund donations to the game and cheer on our Rangers! Tickets for the game can be purchased through the Kitchener Rangers.