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April 18, 2024Stories, Volunteers

Meet Tamara and Barry Gilhuly: Volunteers for The Food Bank

Volunteers are essential to our work at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and have a crucial role in all aspects of our operations. From accepting community donations and sorting food to packing hampers and delivering food to over 120 programs and agencies within the Community Food Assistance Network, we couldn’t do our work without volunteers.

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April 17, 2024Stories, Volunteers

Meet Precious Aofolaju: Volunteer for The Food Bank

Volunteers are essential to our work at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and have a crucial role in all aspects of our operations. From accepting community donations and sorting food to packing hampers and delivering food to over 120 programs and agencies within the Community Food Assistance Network, we couldn’t do our work without volunteers.

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April 16, 2024Stories, Volunteers

Meet Abdulmalik Nuhu: Volunteer for The Food Bank

Volunteers are essential to our work at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and have a crucial role in all aspects of our operations. From accepting community donations and sorting food to packing hampers and delivering food to over 120 programs and agencies within the Community Food Assistance Network, we couldn’t do our work without volunteers.

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April 15, 2024Stories, Volunteers

Meet Diego Vargas-Avila: Volunteer for The Food Bank

Volunteers are essential to our work at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and have a crucial role in all aspects of our operations. From accepting community donations and sorting food to packing hampers and delivering food to the 120+ programs and agencies within the Community Food Assistance Network, we couldn’t do our work without volunteers.

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September 21, 2023Awareness, Stories

The Faces of Hunger: Richard’s story

Through his former work as a youth social worker, Richard Mitchell thought he was aware of the many resources available in the community. But it wasn’t until he found himself in need of emergency food assistance that he realized how much help the Community Food Assistance Network really offers.

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September 21, 2023Agencies, Awareness, Stories

The Faces of Hunger: Paulette’s story

Paulette Williams knows what it is like to be a single parent and needing the help of a food assistance program to feed her kids. That experience is one of the reasons she volunteers at Kingdom Community International, overseeing the volunteers and organizing the distribution of food provided by The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

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September 21, 2023Agencies, Awareness, Stories

The Faces of Hunger: Nicole’s story

Nicole Pereira is the program manager at Supportive Housing of Waterloo, one of 120 community programs and agency partners with the Community Food Assistance Network that receives food support from The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. She describes the work she does as incredibly rewarding.

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September 21, 2023Agencies, Awareness, Stories

The Faces of Hunger: Jess’ story

Jess Fry spent a large part of her life on the streets, using both heroin and meth. Today, she’s the coordinator for The Waterloo Region Community Health Van, operated by Sanguen Health Centre. Each week, the van stops at shelters, supportive housing units, and encampments, providing healthcare services and other supports such as nutritious snacks.

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