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.
"It’s a worthwhile cause and we know every food donation will be consumed by someone and it feels good that we are coming together with many other businesses to make our community a better place to live."
Director, Sales & Marketing at Westmount Signs & Printing
"“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.""
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. "
"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
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.