The Community Food Assistance Network is a system of 100+ community programs and agency partners, providing food and connection to other vital supports needed by children, seniors, families and individuals–every day. The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank are at the center of this Network, actively sourcing fresh, frozen and non-perishable food for distribution.


Initiated in the 1980’s by a group of local social service agencies, this incredible food system has grown and evolved with our changing community and food industry to help alleviate food insecurity. It has taken years to construct and been recognized with a national food bank innovation award.


No matter where you live in Waterloo Region, people have access to food assistance when they need it because of the Community Food Assistance Network. Whether receiving a food hamper of fresh, frozen and non-perishable food, participating in a school nutrition program, attending a welcoming community meal or a nutrition outreach program, The Food Bank and the Community Food Assistance Network is channeling our community’s energy so no one goes hungry.

We need your help! We are hosting a Neighbourhood Food Bank Event supporting The Food Bank of Waterloo Region to donate the most needed items to families in need.


  • We will be dropping off brown bags locally to homes who want to participate.
  • On November 27, leave your full bags on the front porch and our team will come pick them up and take them to The Food Bank!
  • This is an amazing cause especially during these unprecedented times.


Please help us support @FoodBankWatReg mission of ensuring no one goes hungry!


Canada Revenue Agency requires that donation receipts bear the name and address of the actual donor (ie name on credit card).

We are trying to raise over a TON of food this year. This program is 100% voluntary and we ask for your help but you're not obligated to participate.

The paper bag will have all the information if you want to join our cause this year.

We also have a link to make monetary donation instead of filling up the bag.

Bag Drop Off and Pick Up Request