Community investment demonstrates to your employees and customers that you give back where you live and work. It provides community integration and positive goodwill. It can also provide engagement for your employees in community activities.
1 in 20 households in Waterloo Region access food assistance.
Last year 35% of people that accessed emergency food assistance were children.
$20 feeds a family for four days
How You Can Help
Volunteering & Food Engagement Program
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (The Food Bank) has a number of opportunities available for corporate groups of various sizes. From our Food Engagement Program to bag bundling to special events.
Financial donations can be made in the following ways:
- Online: thefoodbank.ca/donate
- Phone: 519.743.5576 x 224
- Mail/In-Person: The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, 50 Alpine Court, Kitchener, ON, N2E 2M7
Tax receipts are available for all donations.
Gift In Kinds
Donations and sponsorships are important to offset program and operating costs but gifts of equipment, supplies, space and services are also valued. Saving operating and administration costs allows more funds to be made available for food acquisition and distribution where it is needed most. Examples may include: office furniture, office supplies, warehouse supplies, auto repair service, event supplies.
If you are considering a gift in kind, please contact:
519.743.5576 ext. 228 or by email.
Are you a food producer, manufacturer, retailer or distributor interested in donating to The Food Bank?
We always appreciate surplus food donations from generous food industry partners across the province, and we truly thank you for your contribution and support of hunger reduction in our community.
Click here if you have surplus food to donate.
The Food Bank has a number of sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year:
Food & Fund Drives
Every year, we hear from the community that our food drive bags, boxes and posters drive them to take action and help neighbours in need. As an annual Food & Fund Drive sponsor, you are receiving high visibility with your name and/or logo appearing on more than 100,000 food drive bags, boxes, and posters. Your support as a Food & Fund Drive also shows that you are committed to making a difference and positive impact in the community.
Canstruction® Waterloo Region
Canstruction® Waterloo Region is a unique team building event that challenges designers, architects and engineers to put their talent and
skills to the test by building awe-inspiring structures (using mostly cans!).
Affiliated with the internationally-recognized Canstruction®, this event raises food, funds and awareness about hunger in Waterloo Region.
Waffles in the Warehouse
What could be better than great food and inspirational speakers? This popular September event has sold out each year. Waffles in the Warehouse is breakfast and inspiration served in a unique environment, garnering both media and social media attention. Good food, engaging speakers delivering powerful messages and 125 local influencers make this a morning to remember. Every year, Waffles in the Warehouse draws awareness to the reality of local food insecurity, dispels myths and illustrates how food assistance makes our community stronger.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
519.743.5576 ext. 228 or by email.
Run a Food & Fund Drive
As a community-funded organization, the work done by community groups through Food & Fund Drives is imperative in ensuring we are able to reach every hungry household across Waterloo Region.
Click here for helpful resources and to register your Food & Fund Drive.