Hands that help,
hearts that care!

As businesses and the community begin to re-open, we are looking ahead and planning for what is next and how we can continue to support people most impacted by COVID-19 and ensure no one goes hungry

In March, due to COVID-19, we adjusted and adapted our operations and activated the Community Food Assistance Network Pandemic Business Continuity Plan in partnership with the Region of Waterloo. This included significantly reducing the number of volunteers on-site. As we prepare to welcome volunteers back to The Food Bank, we have been working closely with the Region of Waterloo Public Health Department, implementing health and safety recommendations and best practices.

Read more about what we are doing to keep volunteers safe at The Food Bank.

We are now recruiting for several volunteer roles and encourage you to complete an application to learn more about the opportunities.

Volunteer Eligibility Criteria:

  • Between 18 – 69 years old.
  • Able to wear a mask for the duration of your shift.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.

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2,000 Volunteers Each Year

We value the time and contribution of our volunteers!

Each year more than 2,000 people choose to volunteer with The Food Bank, making it possible to acquire and distribute over 4.5 million pounds of food to 100+ community programs and agency partners in Waterloo Region. We provide ongoing volunteer recognition and demonstrate our appreciation through a variety of events and opportunities.

Volunteers Distribute Over 4.5 Million Pounds of Food

By volunteering with The Food Bank, you will:

  • participate in a collaborative team environment
  • contribute to the support we provide to our community
  • build and share your strengths and experiences
  • feel inspired — every day

Volunteers Serve 100+ Community Programs and Agency Partners

Current volunteer opportunities include:

  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Families
  • Students