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

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

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

Chef on Call- August 1 to August 31

Chef on call

$2.00 from every Donator Burger sold will be donated to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

Location: 130 Columbia St W

Date: August 1-August 31

Shawerma Plus- August 10 to 31

shawerma plus

Every Saturday at the King Street location & every Saturday and Sunday at the University location $2 from each Chicken Shawarma or Falafel plate purchased will be donated to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.”

Location:  220 King St N  (closed on Sunday)

                  160 University Ave W

Date: August 10 – August 31


Participating Businesses

Ctrl V - July 16 to August 31

Experience virtual reality, visit Ctrl V Waterloo and receive a discount when you bring in a non-perishable item or make a monetary donation to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. (.50 cents per can of food brought in up to $5 per station).

 5-170 Columbia St W

Date: July 16 to August 31

Waterloo Nissan - Fill a Nissan Titan! - July 9 to August 31

Bring in a non-perishable item to fill our Nissan Titan or make a monetary donation to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. For more details, click here.

Location: 141 Northfield Drive West, Waterloo

Date: July 9 – August 31

Volpe Martial Arts Grand Opening - August 17

Bring your friends for the official GRAND OPENING of Kitchener/Waterloo’s newest martial arts school! Discover all the benefits of martial arts training for kids and adults! Admission is free with food and fund donations for The Food Bank. For more details, click here.

Location: 335 Gage Ave – Unit 3, Kitchener

Date: August 17, 2 – 4 p.m.

My Table Tennis Club -Waterloo- August 31

My Table Tennis Club

My Table Tennis Club – Waterloo  will be hosting a Table Tennis Tournament. Proceeds from team entry fee will be donated to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. For event enrollment form, click here

Play ping pong with robot- 5 minutes table tennis robot experience for every $1 donation to The Food Bank during the period of this campaign (August 5 – August 31)

Location: 259 Gage Ave, Kitchener

Date: August 31


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.

    Thank you to our sponsors of Full Bellies. Happy Hearts:


    June 1 to August 31, 2019


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