Food for Thought Blog

Susan’s Story

November 30th, 2017Stories

Susan never thought she’d need to use a food bank.

But when a downturn in the economy meant her hours were cut at work, everything changed. Faced with a dwindling pantry and two hungry young children to feed, Susan realized she couldn’t make ends meet without a little help.

Now back at work full time, Susan is so thankful for the food support she received. She even makes a point of buying a few extra cans of beans and soup each time she goes grocery shopping, donating them to the food bank to help another family in need.

And this is what it’s all about – neighbours helping neighbours right here in Waterloo Region.

"I had no idea how I was going to put food on the table while paying bills and keeping a roof over our heads. But what really pushed me over the edge was thinking that my kids might not get a Christmas."


Currently, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is working with over 100 vital local agencies and programs throughout the Region.

Together with caring people like you, we provide food assistance every single day in our community. But the agencies and food programs we support are under more pressure now than at any other time of the year.

We urgently need your donation to support the delivery of hundreds of special Christmas food hampers to provide a nice holiday meal for local families in need.

Don’t let a neighbor go hungry.

Please give now to give the gift of a meal to a family in need.

"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."