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Food Bank Report Takes Deeper Look at Food Security During Pandemic

November 10th, 2020Media Releases

Kitchener, ON – November 10 – March is the month that it all changed. And while we continue to see and feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s safe to say none of us could’ve predicted them.

The pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and interact; with many people in Waterloo Region feeling the added stress of job loss, limited budgets, and illness and struggling to put food on the table.

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region recently released a COVID-19 Report which takes an in-depth look at the impact of the community’s generosity and how it helped us quickly adjust and adapt our operations to ensure the continued delivery of essential services during the pandemic.

Donor support allowed us to immediately and effectively respond to COVID-19 and proactively plan for future and ongoing recovery. The community’s support helped us and the vital service programs we support to continue safely providing food assistance to thousands in our community.

We have also released our 2019-2020 Community Impact Report, which expands on our work to support the thousands of people accessing food assistance during COVID-19 and beyond in our community.

If you would like to schedule an interview with Wendi Campbell, please contact me at: jenniferj@thefoodbank.ca or 519-574-57489.

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About The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

Founded in 1984, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (The Food Bank) was the first organization of its kind in Ontario dedicated to providing emergency food. Thirty-five years after incorporation, The Food Bank continues to evolve to meet the needs of the community, ensuring no one goes hungry. As a leader of the Community Food Assistance Network, The Food Bank acquires and distributes more than 5 million pounds of fresh, frozen and non-perishable food to 100+ community programs and agency partners throughout Waterloo Region. The Food Bank is a registered charitable organization. Learn more at: www.thefoodbank.ca.

Contact:

Jennifer Judges
Communications Specialist
e: jenniferj@thefoodbank.ca
o: 519.743.5576 x236