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Food Engagement Program

When The Food Bank of Waterloo Region started 35 years ago, cans, boxes and non-perishables were staples of our operations. Today, the reality is much different, 68% of all food we distribute is fresh or frozen.

This shift – from boxes and cans to fresh and frozen – means we have had to change how we handle food donations. With your help, we are now able to provide healthier food options to those in our community struggling to put food on the table.

As a community participant, you will be helping with a variety of activities in our distribution centre that may include: fresh or frozen food sorting, fresh food packaging, and non-perishable food sorting. Food Engagement activities will change regularly, depending on the type of donations and the needs of our community programs and agency partners.  Upon your arrival at our distribution centre our engagement team will advise your group what activity you will be supporting that day.  You will be required to wear closed-toed and flat footwear to volunteer in our distribution centre – other supplies required for your activity, such as hairnets or gloves, will be provided.

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    1Gather a Group

    (colleagues, family, youth group, service group)

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    2Sign Up!

    Sign up as:

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    3Bring Food or Funds

    See our list of most need items below:

    • Canned Meat & Fish
    • Canned Pasta
    • Canned Soup
    • Tomato Sauces
    • Canned Stews & Chili
    • Canned Fruit
    • Dried Beans
    • Beans in Sauce
    • Rice
    • Hot Cereals

Thank You!

Together, We Feed Hungry Neighbours.

We are here to support you.
Feel free to phone or email us with any questions.

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