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May 5, 2022Agencies

Food Tastes Better when it is Shared

In Waterloo Region, two partnered food banks share food across the Community Food Assistance Network - a system of 100+ community programs and agencies working together to provide meals and emergency food hampers to individuals and families in need of support.

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November 5, 2021Agencies

In Challenging Times, Connections Matter

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Waterloo Region, Carizon and other community programs and agency partners - part of the Community Food Assistance Network - were supported to continue their emergency food programs and maintain an in-person connection with community members.

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August 9, 2019Stories

Wendi Campbell: My First Food Drive

People have been doing things to support the less fortunate in our communities for hundreds of years – churches have hosted dinners, neighbours have delivered food baskets, poor houses were opened in the dark ages to curtail rioting in the streets, governments found short term solutions that worked for some while many more struggled.

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July 4, 2019Awareness

Emergency Hamper Programs Lend Helping Hand

Food is a basic human right but 1 in 20 households in Waterloo Region currently lack steady access to the nutritious food needed to live a healthy life. The reality is hunger can happen to anyone; anywhere at any time and finances don’t always meet the basic needs.

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