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 centre 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 our 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
• 33,355 individuals served by the Community Food Assistance Network last year.
• 5,041,182 pounds of food was acquired and distributed throughout the Community Food Assistance Network in Waterloo Region.
• 230 food hampers are distributed every day in Waterloo Region.
• Last year, 3,544,025 meals were served through emergency hamper programs, community centres and outreach, community meals, school nutrition programs and shelter and residential services.
• 1,475 community meals are distributed every day.
• Nearly 40% of households seeking food assistance are families with children
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.