Established in 1984, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (The Food Bank) is a leader of the Community Food Assistance Network; a system of 100+ community programs and agency partners providing food and connection to the vital supports needed by individuals living in Waterloo Region. We also work alongside Feed Ontario and Food Banks Canada to manage food industry trends.
The Food Bank is at the center of the Community Food Assistance Network; ensuring people have access to fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food food when they need it. We work with community and corporate partners to acquire needed food so the Community Food Assistance Network can continue their essential work.
Transformational Impact at The Food Bank
- 34,620 people were served by the Community Food Assistance Network last year.
- 4.7 million pounds of food was acquired, coordinated, and distributed throughout the Community Food Assistance Network in Waterloo Region.
- 250 food hampers were distributed every day in Waterloo Region.
- 1,830 community meals were distributed every day.
- 35% of people who accessed food assistance were under the age of 18.
- 47% of people who received food assistance were single and living alone.
As our community grows, so does the need for food assistance. This has resulted in new programs and changing organizational priorities to diversify our operations to meet these needs. The Food Bank provides employees with a flexible and progressive benefits package and accommodates for hours worked above and beyond. We also strive to address the personal time needs of each employee.