1Foodraise or Fundraise?
Decide if you are going to raise food, funds, or both.
2Set a goal
Determine a Meal Goal. Remember:
$1 = 3 Meals
1.28 LBS = 1 Meal
Plan a sidewalk BBQ, coin drive, or tacky tie challenge - the possibilities are endless.
Set a start and end date - consider a week-long drive or an event every Friday for the month.
6Collect Supplies & Support Materials
Pick up boxes and posters from The Food Bank to help your drive run seamlessly.
7Tell Everyone What You're Doing!
Post flyers in the lunchroom, send out emails and share on social media – don’t forget to tag @FoodBankWatReg
Raise funds online by requesting a fundraising page that friends and family can donate to. Contact us.
8Make a Donation!
Box the food, tally the funds and drop everything off at The Food Bank - stay for a tour if you have time!
Food & Fund Drives
So We Know We Will Have Enough Food
So We Can Share Your Work and Inspire Others
So We Can Say Thanks!
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Food & Fund Drive FAQS
Why do I need to register my food & fund drive?
Registration allows us to know what is happening in the community and when. It give us an indication of the amount of food that will be coming in from the community so we can shift resources as necessary. It lets us support your drive with information, promotions and other resources to ensure your work translates directly into the greatest amount of assistance for our community. Finally it allows us to acknowledge the work of individuals and organizations like yours, making a difference in our community, and inspire others to do what they can to help.
What food items can be donated to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region?
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region accepts any non-perishable food items.
The following items are especially in need:
- Canned Meat and Fish
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Vegetables
- Pasta Sauce
- Dry Beans
- Peanut Butter
- Beans In Sauce
- Canned Stews and Chili
Please bring non-perishable food donations to the Donations door at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (50 Alpine Court, Kitchener), or drop them in the designated bins located in most Waterloo Region grocery stores.
Can I make a cash/cheque/credit card donation?
Yes. Cash/cheque/credit card donations can be made online, in person at the reception desk, or mailed to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (50 Alpine Court, Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 2M7). For credit card donations, please fill out the online form with your credit card information or you can make your credit card donation by phone by calling 519-743-5576.
How are food/cash donations used?
Your gift of $20 provides for a family of 4 for 4 days. Your gift of $100 equals a day without hunger for over 80 men, women and children. Financial donations are used to offset the cost of food procurement, warehousing, distribution of food and administrative cost.
Where can I make a donation?
Cash/cheque/credit card donations can be made online, in person at the reception desk, or mailed to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (50 Alpine Court, Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 2M7). For credit card donations, please fill out the online form with your credit card information, or you can make your credit card donation by phone by calling 519-743-5576.
Please bring non-perishable food donations to the Donations door (along the side of our building) at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (50 Alpine Court, Kitchener) during our business hours, or drop them in the designated collection bins located in most Waterloo Region grocery stores.
Will I get a charitable tax receipt for my donation?
Cash/cheque/credit card donations of any amount are eligible for a tax receipt. Be sure to include your name, mailing address, and phone number with any donation so a tax receipt can be issued to you.
Non-perishable food donations are not eligible for tax receipts unless they accompany a grocery store receipt. For more information please call The Food Bank at 519-743-5576.