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    Not only is Tony Johal a hard-working family man, but he is also an
    active community member who is passionate about giving back.

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1 in 20 Households Need Food Assistance

Here’s How We Help

We are at the Centre of a Network of 100+ Agencies & Programs

The Community Food Assistance Network provides essential meals, shelter, nutrition outreach, counselling and connection to many other services.

More than 2/3 of the food we provide to the Community Food Assistance Network is fresh or frozen.

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.

We are a source of reliable information about hunger and food assistance in Waterloo Region.

In 2016, 32,640 individuals were served by the community Food Assistance Network of Waterloo Region.

The Food Assistance Network

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • "“Without the support of The Food Bank, we wouldn’t have food.”"

    Lindsey White
    Program Supervisor, Safe Haven Youth Services
  • "“Brock Solutions has a long history of supporting The Food Bank. They’ve provided food for more than 162,200 meals since 2006. Always creative, the Brock Solutions team has shown their support through food & fund drives, volunteering, and competing in the Great Food Sort Challenge. This year they have raised their support of food banks to even greater levels, by engaging all remote offices. Brock Solutions is truly leading by example and helping the community in which they live and work.""

  • "While school may be out for the summer, hunger doesn’t take a holiday."

    Wendi Campbell
    Chief Executive Officer, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
  • "We rise by lifting others up. If you can help (someone), then why not (do that). "

    Michael "Pinball" Clemons
    Canadian Football League legend
  • "When I joined the team at The Food Bank a little over three months ago, I was thrilled to be with an organization where I would be able to have a real and meaningful impact on the community I was born and raised."

Our Mission

Through community partnerships, we obtain and distribute emergency food from our neighbours for our neighbours.

Our Vision

To channel our community’s energy so no one goes hungry.