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Most Needed Food Items

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is currently closed to the public, however we are accepting non-perishable food donations through contactless drop-offs at the Customer Service Entrance (yellow door). Financial donations can be made online at or by calling: 519-743-5576.

Currently, our most needed food items are:
  • Canned soup
  • Snacks for school lunches
  • Canned or dried beans
  • Canned fish
  • Hot cereal

While food is our top priority, we do accept unopened bags of pet food and non-food items, such as personal care and hygiene products and cleaning supplies.

Region of Waterloo Public Health has developed Nutritional Guidelines to help you purchase foods that have the maximum nutritional value. Food donations can be dropped off at The Food Bank, in the bin at your local grocery store, fire hall or police division.