COVID-19 has changed our lives in one way or another. Many people are feeling the added stress of unexpected job loss, reduced hours, limited budgets, and illness, and are struggling to put food on the table.

Since March 23, 2020, we have acquired, coordinated, and distributed more than 3.4 million pounds of food to the Community Food Assistance Network, supported thousands of people, and provided 75,894 emergency food hampers.

As a leader of the Community Food Assistance Network, we work closely with 100+ community programs and agency partners to ensure the ongoing delivery of essential services and supports during this challenging time.

Why your support is critical:

  • Many people and families cannot afford to stock up on food. With your help, we are able to ensure they have access to food, when they need it.
  • Some of the community programs and agency partners within the Community Food Assistance Network have temporarily closed. Your support will ensure no interruption or service delivery delays.
  • Grocery stores and other food industry partners are unable to keep their own shelves stocked. We rely on these donations as part of the 5+ million pounds of fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food we acquire, coordinate, and distribute annually in Waterloo Region. Your support helps fill any gaps in our inventory.