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 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."
Food Assistance Recipient
"By giving today you can deliver nutritious food to someone struggling through hard times. "
Executive Director The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
"This is a good place to be. I used to donate food to the Food Bank. It was strange how I came here. I came here one time getting a hamper and something inside told me to talk to somebody about volunteering. So I talked to Jessie."
Volunteer - House of Friendship (a program in the Community Food Assistance Network)
"Laurie Cowell and Rose Startek started the local instance of Empty Bowls nineteen years ago to support The Food Bank of Waterloo Region to get people fed. It is very much a hands-on effort: each year Waterloo Potters’ Workshop members shape clay bowls by the hundreds with their own hands."