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

March 9 - 17, 2019Community, Food Bank

Canstruction® 2019

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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  • "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
  • "Every contribution has an impact that's valuable. "

    Renata Rusiniak
    Corporate Giving, Manulife Canada
  • "At Manulife, we see it (giving back) as part of being a responsible corporate citizen and a defining attribute of our corporate identity."

    Anat Cole
    Director of Brand, Marketing and CSR, Canadian Division
  • "Some of my great memories are how people appreciate what you do."

    Murray Holtzworth
    Volunteer