Join CBC Kitchener-Waterloo for a month-long celebration of community and kindness in support of the 1 in 14 households in need of food assistance in Waterloo region.

The special programming from CBC Kitchener-Waterloo will be airing the week of December 5! Help make the season kind and be a lifeline to families who experience hunger.

Learn more about Sounds of the Season Ontario.



About us

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is committed to providing emergency food assistance and support throughout the region, ensuring no one goes hungry. Through community and corporate partnerships, The Food Bank acquires, coordinates, and distributes fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food across the Community Food Assistance Network, a system of 120+ community programs and agency partners that provide food and support to people in need.

Non-perishable food donations

Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at any grocery store in Waterloo region. Look for the donation bin at the entrance/exit of the store.

Donations can also be dropped off to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, 50 Alpine Court, Kitchener, using the Customer Service (yellow door) between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Donating by phone

Call operators at 1-855-700-SOTS (1-855-700-7687).

The SOTS Donation Hotline will be staffed weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. except for December 1, 2 and 17 when the phone lines will be open:
Thursday, December 1:  Here and Now – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 2: Metro Morning – 5:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 17: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.