Vital Service Programs of the Community Food Assistance Network

This resource is meant to be a guide for people who have an immediate need for emergency food. For more information about specific food programs in your neighbourhood, visit: thefoodbank.ca/network/map.
Note:  Please call the program in advance to confirm hours, as information is changing regularly.


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, Tuesday, Thursday:

9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Wednesday:  1 p.m.   – 3 p.m.

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. – 3 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)

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
The Bridges (Cambridge Shelter – Galt)
26 Simcoe St., Cambridge, ON 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, ON, 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, ON (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, ON 519.745.8928 Mon. – Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 1 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.

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.