need food? call: 519.743.5576 ext. 340

For emergency food assistance, visit on one of the community programs and agency partners listed on the Community Food Assistance Network map below. The Food Bank of Waterloo Region supports the Community Food Assistance Network – a system of 100+ community programs and agency partners – and does not provide food from our location.

If you are unable to access a program and require delivery, call: 519.743.5576 ext. 340.

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

For more information about what to bring with you, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Find a community food assistance program near you:

  1. Click the view larger map icon on the right-side of the map.
  2. Type your address in the search bar to find a program.
  3.  Click the map marker for more information about the program.


What do I need to bring with me to access food?

Please bring a piece of ID for each household member. This is helpful but not required.

What will happen when I arrive at the program?

A volunteer or staff member will ask you some simple questions to help us best support you. Please share as much information as you are able. All personal information is kept confidential.

What will I receive when I go to the hamper program?

You will receive a hamper with 3 to 4 days of food, including fresh, frozen, and non-perishable items. Programs do their best to provide a variety of choices and meet dietary and cultural needs.