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

April 23, 2019Sorting

Community Sort Night

Participating in a Community Sort Night at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is a fun and engaging way to learn about the work we do, while helping to get much needed food to our neighbours. Each year, volunteers sort more than 900,000 pounds of community-donated food.

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  • "Hard work does not always result in financial security."

    Julie D. Martin
    The Red Carpet Crew, Heritage House
  • "Through the Fresh Approaches Food Centre, we have been able to accept donations that in the past we were unable to distribute"

    Wendi Campbell
    CEO, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
  • "You can give kids a hunger-free and carefree childhood. "

    Wendi Campbell
    Chief Executive Officer, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
  • "Coming here as a volunteer, I knew I was having an impact and making a difference. That’s when I knew I had to work here."

    Sally S
    Partnership Manager - Food & Sponsorship at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
  • "Coming together as a team to exemplify the trait of Caring at this time of year was truly remarkable to see in action. The boys had a great time."

    Ron Paleczny
    Parent