About Us

WHO WE ARE

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is committed to providing emergency food assistance and support throughout the region, ensuring no one is left behind. Working in collaboration with 120+ community programs and agency partners, our goal is to reduce hunger in our region and identify proactive solutions to addressing poverty and food insecurity.

HOW WE OPERATE

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and the Cambridge Food Bank are at the centre of the Community Food Assistance Network, a system of 120+ community programs and agency partners that provide food and support to people in need. These organizations include soup kitchens, community and outreach centres, shelters, residential service providers, food hamper programs and family resource centres. The Food Bank of Waterloo Region acquires, coordinates, and distributes fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food across the Community Food Assistance Network. Network programs provide welcoming spaces to distribute food support to community members.

All programs in the Network adhere to the Ethical Foodbanking Code, ensuring that programs and services are delivered with dignity, respect, and confidentiality. We also adhere to strict food safety guidelines regarding the proper storage and handling of food.

WHO OUR NETWORK HELPS

  • Residents in need of emergency food assistance
  • Those seeking vital support in the community
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Anyone experiencing food insecurity in our region

Our Mission

Through community partnerships, we obtain and distribute emergency food from our neighbours for our neighbours.

Our Vision

To channel our community’s energy so no one goes hungry.

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