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Join the Monthly Donor Community and Fight Hunger Year-Round

January 15th, 2019Events

From the desk of Caroline Dutka, Development Officer

Giving isn’t just about making a donation; it’s about making a difference.

Prior to working at The Food Bank, I didn’t realize the impact a donation has in the community. How $1 can provide 3 meals to someone in need and $20 can feed a family for four days. Your donation directly helps those in Waterloo Region, struggling to put food on the table.

It’s this impact that sparked the idea for the Monthly Donor Community.

There is a strong sense of community in Waterloo Region and the Monthly Donor Community builds on that; a group of people working together to ensure no one goes hungry.

The Monthly Donor Community program is a simple, efficient and convenient way for you to contribute to The Food Bank and help provide healthy, nutritious food to those in need.

Why Give Monthly?

Monthly donations provide us with a reliable source of funding that helps us sustain operations and purchase food – for those in need – when inventory is low. To learn more about how your monthly gift makes a difference, click here.

Why Join the Monthly Donor Community?

Joining the Monthly Donor Community is a simple and easy way to make a big impact. You can set up automatic monthly donations that simplify your charitable giving. Not to mention, these added benefits:

  • Convenience: You set it up once, no cheque writing or additional paperwork is needed!
  • Simplified Record Keeping: You will receive one tax receipt at the end of the year, simplifying your record keeping.
    Note: Credit card monthly donations made directly through will receive monthly tax receipts.
  • Exclusive Communications: Receive exclusive quarterly e-newsletter introducing you to the individuals and programs where your gifts have made a difference.
  • Invite-Only Events: Invitations to Monthly Donor Community sort nights at The Food Bank where you can learn more about what we do, see your impact and meet like-minded people.

I Want to be a Monthly Donor, how do I sign up?

Joining the Monthly Donor Community is really easy! There are three ways for you to sign up:

  1. Online: Visit and complete the Monthly Giving Sign Up Form.
  2. Email: Download the Monthly Giving Sign Up form and email it to
  3. Phone: Contact Caroline at 743.5576 ext. 227.

Best wishes,

Caroline Dutka Signature