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THANK YOU WATERLOO REGION!

December 1st, 2021Events, Media Releases

Waterloo Region, you are simply the best.

Giving Tuesday might be over and we are still hard-at-work tallying the final numbers from yesterday but we can’t wait any longer to share how your generosity will make a difference.

In just one day, you helped provide more than 620,000 meals (and counting!).

You are the difference makers. Because of you, families and neighbours in need across Waterloo Region will have food on their tables this holiday season and beyond.

The need for emergency food assistance is on the rise in our community. Last year, 34,620 people – 35% of whom are kids – struggled to put food on the table. And that number is only expected to increase as it becomes more difficult to afford the basic necessities, like housing and groceries.

Your support will also help keep our delivery vehicles on the road. Picking up and distributing food donations to the Community Food Assistance Network – a system of 100+ community programs and agency partners we work with – as well as support the development and expansion of new food assistance programs across the region.

Once again, thank you. We are so grateful to you for your support and commitment to ensuring no one goes hungry in our community.

If you missed the opportunity to donate yesterday, you can still do so by clicking here.