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

  • "Little did I know, years later I would land at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and work with local, provincial and national partners to feed our communities and advocate for change."

    Wendi Campbell
    Chief Executive Officer, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
  • "“The food did more than nourish us. It made our family know we were safe and that we belonged.”"

    Lina
    Former Client
  • "While school may be out for the summer, hunger doesn’t take a holiday."

    Wendi Campbell
    Chief Executive Officer, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
  • "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