The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
Not everyone is able to put food on the table. In Waterloo Region, more than 34,000 people are forced to make impossible choices about how to provide for their families.
Pay bills or buy groceries. Dental care or buy groceries.
The Community Food Assistance Network – anchored by two food banks in Waterloo Region – supports more than 100 programs and agencies and distributed more than 4 million pounds last year. There are many stories in our community that remind us that the work we do is a team effort.
In Waterloo’s Sunnydale neighbourhood, food brings people together. For many residents, food distribution days are an opportunity to gather with their neighbours, discover new foods, recipes and friends. Last year, 70,000 pounds of food were delivered to the program, providing nearly 55,000 meals to those in need.
At St. John’s Kitchen in Kitchener, 300 meals are served each day, to some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community.
In Victoria Hills, neighbours are supported by a Family Outreach Program, the Salvation Army Food Hamper Program and the Paulander Neighbourhood Mobile Pantry – all working together to help a vulnerable neighbourhood in our community.
There is no shame in being hungry and there is no shame in the pitfalls in life that prevent us from being able to buy our own food. Thank you for making a difference in our community and in the lives of those who are in need of food assistance. We are grateful for your continued support.
Chief Executive Officer
Through community partnerships, we obtain and distribute emergency food from our neighbours for our neighbours.
To channel our community’s energy so no one goes hungry.