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
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.
There are many ways you can support hunger in Waterloo Region from donating to volunteering. Organize a food and fund drive or volunteer.
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.
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.
Food & Fund Drive
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region requires both food and funds and puts every donation to good use in our community.
When food is brought to The Food Bank’s warehouse teams of volunteers come together in this engaging hands on activity.
"“The Food Bank is a huge contributor to our community and a great place to make a big difference. You don’t necessarily have to donate money, donating your time is just as important.” "
Father, The Baby Gang
"When I joined the team at The Food Bank a little over three months ago, I was thrilled to be with an organization where I would be able to have a real and meaningful impact on the community I was born and raised."
"“Empty Bowls has become part of our community, we see many groups returning each year to enjoy the soup and to support The Food Bank.” "
Co-Founder, Waterloo Potters' Workshop Empty Bowls
"We have built a great relationship with The Food Bank. We know that by working together, we are able to get food to those in need."
Donor Relation Specialist, Ray of Hope
"In 2017, 35% of all food we distributed was fresh, and we are looking forward to significantly increasing that number now."
CEO, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region