need food? call: 519.743.5576

 

important update: please call the program in advance to confirm hours. Information is changing regularly due to COVID-19.

Note: We do not serve individuals directly at our location. If you are in need of food assistance delivery or help finding a program near you, please call 519.743.5576.


We know that in periods of difficulty, there is often an outpouring of support from the community. Please forward all offers of help, including food, volunteer support, mobile food distribution support to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. It is important for the health and safety of the community that we receive and coordinate these requests.

vital service programs

We are working with community programs and agency partners to ensure continued service delivery throughout the Community Food Assistance Network. See below for an up-to-date list of available emergency food resources. Note: Please call the program in advance to confirm hours, as information is changing regularly.

For more information about specific food programs in your neighbourhood, visit: thefoodbank.ca/network/map.

Click here for additional supports and resources, such as emergency childcare, animal care services and mental health.

Home Meal Delivery During the Pandemic

Do you need prepared meals delivered to your door during this pandemic? Meals on Wheels programs in Waterloo Region are expanding to provide meals to people unable to cook or visit a grocery store during COVID-19. If you are sick or self-isolating and need meals delivered to you, contact one of the following programs:

Note: Fees for this service are based on client income to ensure it is affordable and accessible for all who need it.

Hamper Programs

Cambridge

Program Contact Information
Hours
Requirements
Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
54 Ainslie St., South., Cambridge, ON 519.622.6550
Monday – Friday:
12 p.m. (noon) – 4:30 p.m.
Must live in Cambridge or North Dumfries. Double hamper provided and households can return in 1 week.
Salvation Army (Galt)
12 Shade St. Cambridge, ON 519.623.1221
Monday – Thursday:
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Must live in Cambridge or North Dumfries.

Kitchener-Waterloo

Program Contact Information
Hours
Requirements

House of Friendship
807 Guelph St., Kitchener, ON 519.742.8327 ext. 2

Monday – Friday:
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Additional food distribution programs will be operating, please contact the House of Friendship for more information.
Salvation Army Family Services
75 Tillsley Dr.,Kitchener, ON 519.745.4215
Tuesday – Thursday:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Must live in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Carizon Family & Community Services (Erb West Community Centre)
45F Amos Ave., Waterloo, ON 519.497.8254
Daily: 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Please call program prior to visiting to register.
Paulander Community Centre
60 Paulander Dr., Kitchener, ON 519.741.1152
Daily: 1: 45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Please call program prior to visiting to register.

Townships

Program Contact Information
Hours
Requirements
Wilmot Family Resources Centre
#1-175 Waterloo St., New Hamburg, ON 519.622.2731
Monday – Friday:
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For Wilmot and Town of Wellesley residents.
Woolwich Community Services, 5 Memorial Ave., Elmira, ON 519.669.5139 Monday-Friday:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For Woolwich and Wellesley residents.

Community Meal Programs

Program & Contact Information

Hours

Requirements

Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
54 Ainslie St., South., Cambridge 519.622.6550
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Food Not Bombs – (Kitchener City Hall) 200 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7 Saturday Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Salvation Army Meal Program –(Kitchener City Hall) 200 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7 Sunday Lunch: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Bridges – (Cambridge Shelter – Galt) 26 Simcoe St., Cambridge, 519.642.9305 Daily lunch: 12 p.m. (noon) – 12:45 p.m.

Daily dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Trinity Community Table (Galt) –
12 Blair Rd., Cambridge, 519.621.8860
(Pre-Made Launches) on Mon, Wed., Fri.: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ray of Hope Community Centre –
659 King St. East, Suite 100, Kitchener (rear entrance off Stirling Lane.), 519.578.8018
Mon. – Fri.: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Sat: 12 p.m. (noon) – 1:30 p.m.

Sun: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

St. John’s Kitchen – 97 Victoria St., North, Kitchener, 519.745.8928 Lunch: Mon. – Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch is provided beside Second Look.
Vineyard – 1147 Elgin Street North, Cambridge, ON Sunday & Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Shelter & Residential Services

Program Contact Information

Hours

requirements

All Programs are currently running Please contact for more information about their hours of operations. Please call program prior to visiting.

Food Banks

Program Contact Information

Hours

Requirements

Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
54 Ainslie St., South., Cambridge, ON 519.622.6550
Please contact for more information about their hours of operations. Must live in Cambridge or North Dumfries. Double hamper provided and households can return in 1 week.
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, 50 Alpine Court, Kitchener, ON, 519.743.5576 Food is not distributed from this location.  Please contact for more information about food programs available. Food is not distributed from this location.  Please contact for more information about food programs available.

How to Use the Community Food Assistance Map

  1. Click the top left icon to open the sidebar.
  2. Choose the type of service – Hamper Programs, Community Centre – Food Distribution, Community Meal Programs – you are looking for.
    • Click the map marker for more information about the service or;
    • Select the organization name from the drop down list.
  3. To search by address, click the view larger map icon on the the right-side of the map.
  4. Type the address in the search bar to find the service.
  5.  Click the map marker for more information about the service.