• 2019-20 Community Impact Report



  • COVID-19 Impact report

    Supporting The Food Bank through COVID-19

    Read the report

  • Community Food
    Assistance Network Map

    Discover how we help 100+ community programs
    & agency partners.

    See the map

  • Most Needed Items

    Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit, Rice, Canned Meat & Fish, Pasta Sauce,
    Cereal, Canned Vegetables and more!

    See the Full List

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 64% of the food we acquire, coordinate and distribute to the Community Food Assistance Network is fresh or frozen.

Our fleet of refrigerated trucks, on-site coolers and freezer ensure we are safely storing and transporting thousands of pounds of fresh, frozen and non-perishable food every day.

We are the source for reliable information about hunger and food insecurity in Waterloo Region.

Last year, 33,355 people accessed food assistance in Waterloo Region.

The Community Food Assistance Network

The Community Food Assistance Network is a system of 100+ community programs and agency partners providing food and connection to vital suppports needed by many individuals and families in Waterloo Region.

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank are at the centre of the network, working together to make sure everyone in our community has access to the nutritious food they need, every day.

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  • "Coming together as a team to exemplify the trait of Caring at this time of year was truly remarkable to see in action. The boys had a great time."

    Ron Paleczny
  • "Through the Fresh Approaches Food Centre, we have been able to accept donations that in the past we were unable to distribute"

    Wendi Campbell
    CEO, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
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  • "“The Food Bank always needs the support, and this seemed like a great way to be able to give back, while doing something together.” "

    Amber Buchanan
    Food & Fund Drive Supporter
  • "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.