Food for Thought Blog

November 28, 2017Events, Stories

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to give back to your community after the pandemonium of 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' as we head into the 'Giving Season'. Make a donation today to support your hungry neighbours, $1 = 3 meals.

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November 27, 2017Media Releases

Hunger Report 2017

The annual HungerCount survey provides data about food assistance: how many people, their ages, family composition, source of income and their housing situation. In Waterloo Region the partners in the Community Food Assistance Network provide this important data to help us tell the stories of those accessing assistance.

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November 21, 2017Events

Rangers Classroom Challenge

Lexington Public School and Margaret Avenue Public School were the winners of The Kitchener Rangers Classroom Food Drive Challenge. Students from these two schools spent time at The Food Bank on November 21st sorting food, eating pizza and learning more about local hunger. 

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April 18, 2017Stories

House of Friendship Emergency Food Hamper Program

“This is my family.” So said volunteer Pat McCandless at the House of Friendship’s Food Hamper distribution centre on Guelph Street in Kitchener. The Food Bank of Waterloo Region raises money and collects food, but it depends on more than eighty partners like House of Friendship to put that food into the hands of people who need it.

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