Full Bellies. Happy Hearts.

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This summer, thousands of kids won’t have the comfort of knowing where their next meal will come from. The safety net of school programs providing breakfast, lunch and snacks will be gone. Our goal is to raise ½ million meals by August 31, giving peace of mind to struggling families and filling the hearts and bellies of kids in our community.

Participating Restaurants

Dairy Queen - Weber St., Waterloo - June 13

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Free small cone or BOGO Blizzards with minimum $1 donation or non-perishable food donation to The Food Bank.
Location: 238 Weber St N, Waterloo (Weber & University)
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Deli Works - June 16 to July 31

For every dollar you donate to Full Bellies. Happy Hearts., DeliWorks will give you 5 bonus reward points. Click here for more information!
Location: 40 Weber St. E., Kitchener
Date: June 16 to July 31

Oscar's Restaurant and Pizzeria Food Drive - June 17 to August 31

Visit Oscar’s with a non-perishable food item to donate to The Food Bank! Find a list of our most needed items here.
Location: 835 Victoria Street North, Kitchener
Date: June 17 to August 31

Mucho Burrito - 220 King St. - June 10 to July 31

FREE Chips and Salsa with a minimum donation of $2 to The Food Bank.
: 220 King St., Waterloo
Date: June 10 to July 31


Qdoba Mexican Eats Kitchener - June 24 to August 31

Donate funds in-store at the cash register! $1 = 3 meals.
Location: 10 Manitou Drive, Kitchener
Date: June 24 to August 31

Participating Businesses

Laurelwood Food Basics Food Drive - June 27

Look for in-store signs, purchase our most needed non-perishable food items and donate it at the school bus, generously provided by Elliott Coach Lines. Volunteers will also be on-site collecting cash donations.
Location: 600 Laurelwood Dr, Waterloo
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kitchener/Waterloo Little Short Stop Food Drive - Month of July

Visit any Little Short Stop in Kitchener/Waterloo throughout the month of July to support The Food Bank of Waterloo Region by donating food in-store.
Location: Kitchener/Waterloo Little Short Stop locations
Date: Month of July

The Zone Skills & Scrimmages Clinic - July 13

The Zone is offering 50-minute clinics focused on shooting, puck skills, skating and finish with a scrimmage for kids aged 7-13 with the admission being non-perishable food items for The Food Bank. Click here for more info.
Location: 483 Conestogo Road, Unit 2, Waterloo
Date: Saturday, July 13

How You Can Help
  • Visit a participating business and support their Full Bellies. Happy Hearts. initiative. Click here to see the full list.
  • Run a food and fund drive at your school, place of worship or with your team/club. Register your food drive here.
  • Donate directly to the campaign here.

Donate Today

Are you a restaurant or business interested in participating in Full Bellies. Happy Hearts? Contact us today.

Matching gifts to the campaign provided by:

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CIBC Wood Gundy is a division of CIBC World Markets Inc., a subsidiary of CIBC and a Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.


    June 1 to August 31, 2019


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