February 4, 2019Events
For those interested in being a volunteer during Canstruction® Waterloo Region.View Blog Post
The Community Food Assistance Network provides essential meals, shelter, nutrition outreach, counselling and connection to many other services.
Our fleet of refrigerated trucks, large cooler and freezer make it possible to safely transport and store thousands of pounds of fresh, frozen and non-perishable food.
In 2016, 32,640 individuals were served by the community Food Assistance Network of Waterloo Region.
The Community Food Assistance Network is a system of more than 100 community agencies and food programs, providing food and connection to other vital supports needed by children, seniors, families and individuals–every day. The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and Cambridge Self Help Food Bank are at the centre of this Network, actively sourcing fresh, frozen and non-perishable food for distribution.
Initiated in the 1980’s by a group of local social service agencies, this incredible food system has grown and evolved with our changing community and food industry to help alleviate food insecurity. It has taken years to construct and be recognized with a national food bank innovation award.View Map
“We offer a variety of programs to help youth and children facing crisis situations be successful in life and home,” said Lindsey White, Program Supervisor, Safe Haven Youth Services. “We work closely with a number of government and community partners – such as The Food Bank of Waterloo Region – to ensure youth and children have the support necessary to be successful at home and once they leave the program.”
There are many ways that you can get involved and support hungry neighbours in Waterloo Region from upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Please, support our vision to channel our community’s energy so no one goes hungry.
"Your support plays a critical role in helping families."
Chief Executive Officer, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
"“Without the support of The Food Bank, we wouldn’t have food.”"
Program Supervisor, Safe Haven Youth Services
"The food I received made such a difference to me and my kids. It not only allowed us to have a special holiday meal, it made us believe in the magic of Christmas. I'm so thankful to be part of such a caring community."
Food Assistance Recipient
"Coming here as a volunteer, I knew I was having an impact and making a difference. That’s when I knew I had to work here."
Partnership Manager - Food & Sponsorship at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
"When I can't fill an order; I feel so bad. But there's nothing I can do when we just don't have the food."
Volunteer, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
Through community partnerships, we obtain and distribute emergency food from our neighbours for our neighbours.
To channel our community’s energy so no one goes hungry.