Food for Thought Blog

July 29, 2019Awareness

The Food Bank Awarded “Capacity Building Grant”

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region was awarded a 2018 Capacity Building Grant from Feed Ontario and Whole Food Markets. The grant provides food banks in Ontario with funding to grow their capacity to accept, store and distribute fresh food to adults and children living with hunger.

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July 4, 2019Awareness

Emergency Hamper Programs Lend Helping Hand

Food is a basic human right but 1 in 20 households in Waterloo Region currently lack steady access to the nutritious food needed to live a healthy life. The reality is hunger can happen to anyone; anywhere at any time and finances don’t always meet the basic needs.

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June 7, 2019Newsletters, Stories

The 1/2 Million Meal Challenge

As the school bell rings for the last time this June, thousands of kids in our community are heading home without the comfort of knowing where their next meal will come from. During the school year, many students have access to programs that provide breakfast, lunch and snacks. But, when summer begins, this safety net is gone.

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