Get Involved

How to Get Involved

There are many ways that you can get involved and support hungry neighbours in Waterloo Region from upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Please, support our vision to channel our community’s energy so no one goes hungry.

1 in 20 households in Waterloo Region need food assistance

We assemble and deliver 70,000 lbs of fresh, frozen and non-perishable food each week

35% of people who need food assistance are families with children

For Corporations

Show how much your organization cares by helping those in need by supporting The Food Bank through a corporate donation, sponsorship, or engage your employees in either on and off site team building opportunities. Demonstrate to your employees and customers that you give where you live and work.

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For Individuals

There are many ways you can support hunger in Waterloo Region from donating to volunteering. Organize a food and fund drive or volunteer.

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Family & Groups

Attend a family or community sort night, organize a food and fund drive, volunteer at a grocery store or special events. Give back to the community that you live in Make an impact in the community that you live.

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Volunteer

We could not do what we need to without the 2,000 volunteers who give their time each and every day. Volunteer in the warehouse, off-site at events,neighbourhoods, faith groups or schools.

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Food & Fund Drive

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region requires both food and funds and puts every donation to good use in our community.

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Food Sorting

When food is brought to The Food Bank’s warehouse teams of volunteers come together in this engaging hands on activity.

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Upcoming Events

Community

Canstruction® is a unique, international event engaging designers, architects and engineers to use their talents to help those struggling with food insecurity. The event raises funds, food and awareness for local food banks.

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  • "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. "

    Elizabeth Andrew
  • "We are blessed to have The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and donors like you who provide the money to keep our community programs running."

    Kendra
    Food Assistance Recipient
  • "Your support plays a critical role in helping families."

    Wendi Campbell
    Executive Director, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
  • "The food I received made such a difference to me and my kids. It not only allowed us to have a special holiday meal, it made us believe in the magic of Christmas. I'm so thankful to be part of such a caring community."

    Susan
    Food Assistance Recipient
  • "By giving today you can deliver nutritious food to someone struggling through hard times.  "

    Wendi Campbell
    Executive Director The Food Bank of Waterloo Region