Food for Thought Blog

December 24, 2017Agencies

House of Friendship

Addiction treatment, food hampers, community centre programs, summer camp, shelter and supportive housing --- these are all services that House of Friendship provides to help everyone in our community belong and thrive.

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December 22, 2017Events

Police and Fire to Food Bank Day

December 20 was the 2nd annual Police and Fire to Food Bank Day! Volunteers from our local fire and police services unloaded and picked up food donations from registered food drives. The community was invited to bring their donations to The Food Bank and meet these local heroes, drop off their donations, take some photos, have a tour.

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November 30, 2017Stories

Susan’s Story

Susan never thought she’d need to use a food bank. But when a downturn in the economy meant her hours were cut at work, everything changed.

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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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