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Food Bank Campaign Aims to Restock Dwindling Inventory

June 25th, 2019Media Releases

Kitchener, ON – June 25, 2019 – As many people get ready to celebrate the first long weekend of the summer, we are asking Waterloo Region to think about neighbours in need. Summertime at The Food Bank means we experience a drastic drop in food donations. Our inventory is low and at times we struggle to meet the needs of our community programs and agency partners.

This year, we are being proactive and asking the community to join the Full Bellies. Happy Hearts. challenge to help us raise ½ million meals by August 31st.

Each year in Waterloo Region, more than 34,000 people – 35% of who are children – access emergency hamper and community meals as well as many other vital supports.

Join us at Food Basics Laurelwood on June 27th, as we kick-off summer with a Full Bellies. Happy Hearts Food Drive. Elliott Coach Lines has generously provided a school bus for us to fill!

Event Details

Date: Thursday, June27, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: 600 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2V0A2
Additional Information: Volunteers will be on-site collection non-perishable food and fund donations!

Wendi Campbell, CEO The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, is available for interviews on June 27 between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please reply back to this email or contact me at: jenniferj@thefoodbank.ca to set up an interview or let me know if you will be able to provide media coverage for this event and campaign.

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About The Food Bank

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is a charitable organization whose vision is “To channel our community’s energy so no one goes hungry.”  In Waterloo Region, 1 in 20 households needs food support. The Food Bank distributes 70,000 pounds of fresh, frozen and non-perishable food each week to 100 community programs and agency partners.