The Community Food Assistance Network is a system of more than 100 community agencies and food programs, providing food and connection to other vital supports needed by children, seniors, families and individuals–every day. The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and Cambridge Self Help Food Bank are at the centre of this Network, actively sourcing fresh, frozen and non-perishable food for distribution.



It is important for us to let you know why donations are important right now:
  • Vulnerable families can’t afford to stock up on food for days at a time. With your help, we can ensure they have enough.
  • As the situation changes, some of the programs within our Community Food Assistance network may need to close for various reason. Your gift will ensure there is no interruption of service for families who need food.
  • Many of our fundraising events have been or will need to be canceled. Your help will help keep food on our shelves for anyone who may need food during this stressful time.
  • Grocery stores and other food industry partners are unable to keep their own shelves stocked. The Food Bank relies on these steady donations as part of the 4.5 million pounds of fresh, frozen and non-perishable food we acquire and distribute on an annual basis right here in Waterloo Region. At this time we need to purchase food items to help fill our gaps in inventory