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COVID-19 significantly impacted the most vulnerable people in our community, leaving many with limited access to vital supports and services, such as housing, food, and health-related services. The pandemic also reinforced that hunger can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time and for the first time, many people realized, it could be them accessing emergency food assistance.

This year at the 8th annual Waffles in the Warehouse, presented by Your Neighbourhood Credit Union, we will bring together community experts to discuss how barriers – lack of affordable housing, unemployment, and mental health – can impact a person’s ability to access food and how a collaborative approach can help ensure people have access to food and other vital supports and services.

Keynote speaker, Wendy Gale, will share her powerful journey of extraordinary challenges, heart-warming perseverance, and her experience accessing emergency food assistance later in life.

The virtual event will also provide a behind the scenes look at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, including our innovative Fresh Approaches Food Centre, food sorting, and more.

Purchase your ticket and join us at the 8th annual Waffles in the Warehouse for a morning of connection, impact, and change from anywhere!

Agenda

8:30 – 9 a.m. – Virtual “Doors” Open, Networking, Behind-the-Scenes look at day-to-day operations

9 – 9:30 a.m.  – Fireside Chat and Keynote Speaker presentation

9:30 – 10 a.m. – Question & Answer session

Meet the Speakers

We have brought together community experts to discuss how barriers – lack of affordable housing, unemployment, and mental health – can impact a person’s ability to access food and how a collaborative approach can help ensure people have access to food and other vital supports and services.

Aleksandra G

ALEKSANDRA PETROVIC
Executive Director, Social Development Centre Waterloo Region

Aleksandra was first trained in adult education and community development in Yugoslavia during the civil war. Non-violence, women’s political rights, and gender identity studies opened new frontiers of social development work in Quebec and Ontario addressing housing, income security and anti-poverty rooted in inclusivity beyond traditional social justice approaches, knowledge and practice. She has lived and worked in Waterloo Region since 2011.

WENDI CAMPBELL
Chief Executive Officer, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

Wendi Campbell brings more than 25 years’ experience and expertise to the non-profit sector. A passionate community leader and strategic connector, Wendi takes a progressive approach to ensure those in need of food support receive assistance.

 

WENDY GALE
Keynote Speaker, Emergency Food Assistance Recipient

Keynote speaker, Wendy Gale, will share her powerful journey of extraordinary challenges, heart-warming perseverance, and her experience accessing emergency food assistance later in life.

Waffles in the Warehouse is presented by:

Thank you to our Main Stage sponsors:

When

September 22, 2021
Wednesday, 8:30 am to 10:00 am

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