Vital Service Programs of the Community Food Assistance Network

We are working with community programs and agency partners to help ensure continued service delivery throughout the Community Food Assistance Network. See below for emergency food resources. 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.

For additional supports and resources, including emergency childcare, animal care services and mental health, please click here.


Home Meal Delivery During the Pandemic

Do you need prepared meals delivered to your door to help 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 Meals on Wheels programs in Waterloo Region.

Note: Fees for this service are based on client income to ensure the service is affordable for all who need it.

Please share this service widely with those who need it.

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 – Thursday:
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: Closed
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. – 2 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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

Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
54 Ainslie St., South., Cambridge 519.622.6550
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Food Not Bombs – (Kitchener City Hall) 200 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7 Saturday Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Salvation Army Meal Program –(Kitchener City Hall) 200 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7 Sunday Lunch: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Bridges – (Cambridge Shelter – Galt) 26 Simcoe St., Cambridge, 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, 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 (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, 519.745.8928 Lunch: Mon. – Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch is provided beside Second Look.
Vineyard – 1147 Elgin Street North, Cambridge, ON Sunday & Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 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.