Food for Thought Blog

December 17, 2019Volunteers

Volunteer Profile: Meet Vince

Although Vince has always been aware of the purpose and goal of The Food Bank, it wasn’t until he became a volunteer that he truly started to understand the scope and impact of the operations.

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December 16, 2019Food

Rutabaga

Rutabagas have a creamy yellow flesh that has a sweet and earthy flavour. Rutabagas are a cross between cabbage and turnip, and an excellent source of fibre, potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C.

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December 5, 2019Awareness

#24HoursofGiving Success

This year on Giving Tuesday, we asked the community to participate in #24HoursofGiving and help raise 1,500 healthy hampers for people struggling to put food on the table.

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November 26, 2019Awareness, Events

24 Hours of Giving Tuesday

At The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for us to raise awareness about food insecurity and hunger in our community as well as a chance to learn more about why people give.

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November 21, 2019Food

Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a good source of protein, fibre and folate. They have a mild nutty flavor and can be used in a variety of dishes as a meat substitute.

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November 21, 2019Food

Black Beans

Black beans are nutritious powerhouses rich in fibre, protein and contain vitamins and minerals such as folate, potassium and iron.

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