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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 require food assistance.

Last year over 11,000 children were served through the Community Food Assistance Network

$20 feeds a family for four days

How You Can Help

Volunteering & Food Engagement Program

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region has a number of opportunities available for corporate groups of various sizes. From our Food Engagement Program to Bag Bundling to Special Events. View Volunteer information.

General Donations

Cash, cheque, and credit card donations can be made online, in person at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region or mailed to 50 Alpine Crt. Kitchener. Tax receipts are available for all donations. Donate online now.

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. Contact our partnerships managers if you have a gift in kind to donate.

Food Donations

Are you a Food Producer, Manufacturer of Distributor wishing to make a donation?

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region always appreciates 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 of Waterloo Region has a number of sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year:

  • Food & Fund Drive:  Every year we hear from the community that our food drive bags,boxes and posters ‘trigger’ them to take action to help neighbours in need. They know the bags are helping to bring essential, nutritious food and security to men, women and children struggling to make ends meet.  Waterloo Region residents know that the logos on the bags, boxes and posters represent caring companies who have chosen to make an impact in the community where they live and work.
  • CANstruction:  Canstruction® is the most unique, artistic food raising event in North America.  Architects, engineer, designers, students and community groups apply their design and construction genius to build spectacular structures from thousands of cans of food.
  • 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.  Stay tuned for details for the 2018 Waffles in the Warehouse!
  • Great Food Sort Challenge:  3 days.  24 companys.  240 employees.  1 Goal.  To ensure no one goes hungry in our community.  The Great Food Sort Challenge is an opportunity for your company’s employees to work together to help men, women and children struggling with food insecurity. This is a competitive and fun-filled team building activity.

For more information on any of our sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Sally Sarachman
Partnership Manager
519.743.5576 ext. 229 or by email.

Nicole Marinelli
Partnership Manager
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. To register your Food Drive, click here.