need food? call: 519.743.5576 ext. 340

First time participants, please register before visiting a program to access food support as quickly as possible. 

REGISTER HERE

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

 

We do not serve individuals directly at our location. If you are unable to access a program and require delivery, help is available. For more information please call: 519.743.5576 ext. 340.


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.

Click here for after hours 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 & Additional Information
Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
54 Ainslie St. South Cambridge, ON 519.622.6550
  • Monday to Tuesday:
    12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday to Friday:
    9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Must live in Cambridge or North Dumfries.
  • Double hamper provided and households can return in one week.
Salvation Army (Galt)
12 Shade St. Cambridge, ON 519.623.1221
  • Monday to Thursday: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday to Sunday: Closed
  • Must live in Cambridge or North Dumfries.
  • By appointment only, call to register.

Kitchener-Waterloo

Program Contact Information
Hours
Requirements

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

  • Monday to 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 to Thursday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Must live in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Carizon Family & Community Services (Erb West Community Centre)
45F Amos Ave.
Waterloo, ON 519.497.8254
Sign Up

  • Monday – Tuesday: 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Pick Up

  • Wednesday: 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Please call 519.497.8254 on Monday or Tuesday to sign up.
Paulander Community Centre
60 Paulander Dr. Kitchener, ON 519.741.1152
  • Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Call 519.741.1152 to register.

Townships

Program Contact Information
Hours
Requirements
Wilmot Family Resources Centre
#1-175 Waterloo St.
New Hamburg, ON 519.662.2731
  • Monday to 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 to 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, ON 519.622.6550
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 12 .m.
Food Not Bombs
200 King St. West
Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7
(College St. between City Hall and Shoppers Drug Mart)
Dinner

  • Saturday: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Salvation Army Meal Program (Kitchener City Hall)
200 King St. West
Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7
Lunch

  • Sunday:
    12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Bridges (Cambridge Shelter – Galt)
26 Simcoe St.
Cambridge, ON 519.642.9305
Lunch

  • Thursday and Saturday: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Dinner

  • Sunday to Saturday: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Trinity Community Table (Galt)
12 Blair Rd.
Cambridge, ON 519.621.8860
Lunch (pre-made)

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ray of Hope Community Centre
659 King St. East
Suite 100
Kitchener, ON 519.578.8018
Breakfast

  • Monday to Friday:
    9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Lunch

  • Monday to Friday:
    12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Dinner

  • Monday to Friday:
    7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Marketplace

  • Tuesday & Wednesday:
    9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday:
    9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Located at the rear entrance, off Stirling Lane.
St. John’s Kitchen
97 Victoria St. North Kitchener, ON 519.745.8928
Monday to Friday:
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Breakfast is available: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Lunch is available: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • To-go lunches are available for pick up beside Second Look between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Vineyard
1147 Elgin St. North Cambridge, ON
  • Sunday and Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 2 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.