Food Banks in Waterloo Region

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

50 Alpine Court
Kitchener, ON N2E 2M7

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CAMBRIDGE


Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
54 Ainslie Street South, Cambridge, ON N1R 3K3
519) 622-6550   www.cambridgefoodbank.org

Hamper Pick Up:
Monday & Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

8 hamper per year per household

Food Co-operative:
Voluntary program to supplement food budget. Members contribute a membership fee of $9 a month and volunteer 4 hours per month.

Must live in Cambridge or North Dumfries



Conestoga College – Cambridge
850 Fountain Street South, Cambridge
519-748-5131 x 4534

Please visit room A1208 for hamper assistance.

Operating hours as of September 4th:
Mondays to Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Food hampers available for Conestoga College students only.


Kinbridge – Southwood Community Centre
241 Southwood Dr, Cambridge
(519) 624-3855

Food Cupboard Program:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 12:00 am
1:00 – 5:00 pm


Kinbridge – Christopher Champlain
Unit 8 – 125 Champlain Blvd, Cambridge
(519) 624-3855

Food Cupboard Program:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 12:00 am
1:00 – 5:00 pm

Christopher Champlain Cultivating Community Gardens



Langs
1145 Concession Road, Cambridge

Food Cupboard Available:
Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Salvation Army (Galt)
12 Shade St, Cambridge
(519) 623-1221

Hamper Program:
Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 11:45 am, 1 – 3 pm
Friday: 9:30 am – noon
Closed Fridays June 15 – September 14th

8 hampers/family/year limit 1/month
Bread and dessert available every day.


Salvation Army (Hespler)
18 Tannery St East, Cambridge
(519) 658-9850

HAMPER PROGRAMS: 9 am – 2 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

You may access vouchers once a month to maximum of 8 time a year. You may also access food hampers boxes or canned goods 4 times a year, but not in the same month a voucher is given.

Please bring proof of ID with proof of a Hespeler address.

See also Waterloo Region Drop-In & Meal Programs

Must live in Hespeler area.


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St. Ambrose Church
210 South St, Cambridge
(519) 623-8764

Call the above number and leave a message for a hamper delivery. Messages will be responded to every 35 hours.

Hours of Operation – Deliveries made Monday – Friday in the evenings. No deliveries on weekends or holidays.
Delivery Options – Deliver hampers only.
Hamper Schedule: 1 hamper every 3 months per household

Only households within St. Ambrose Conference boundaries can access this program.


St. Andrew’s Hespeler Presbyterian Church
73 Queen St E, Cambridge, ON N3C 2A9
+1 519-658-2652  www.standrewshespeler.ca

2nd and 4th Thursday: 5:00 pm
Open November to April


St. Clement’s Church
519-653-6123
745 Duke St, Cambridge

Come to the door to pick up items
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Will provide canned items as available

Hamper Program:
Leave a message with staff to request a voucher

Deliver voucher and vouchers for items at the thrift store furniture and other items. Will do a home visit.

Only households within St. Clement’s Conference boundaries can access this program.



St. Gregory’s Church
519-623-3111
10 St. Gregorys Dr, Cambridge

Call the above number to request a food voucher.

Vouchers are available every 6 months.


St. John’s Anglican Church
567 Queenston Road, Cambridge
Every other Thursday: 10:00 am – 12: 00 pm

Phone 519-622-6550 (Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank) for dates.


St. Mary’s Catholic Church
16 Cooper St, Cambridge
(519) 658-6511

Please call the above number to request a hamper delivery.

An initial interview will be conducted. Please have Photo ID and proof of address. Person who places the call must receive the food.

Households can access the program once a month



St. Patrick’s Parish
53 Wellington St, Cambridge
519-623-2013

Please call the church to request assistance with emergency food assistance, clothing, bedding and referrals to service.

Hours of Operation – Hampers will be delivered within 36 hours of request – Monday to Friday.
There are no deliveries on weekends or holidays.
Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper every 3 months per household.

Deliveries – Be prepared to show piece identification and proof of address.
Only households within St. Patrick’s Conference boundaries can access this program.


Trinity Community Table
12 Blair Road, Cambridge
(519) 621-8860

Food packets available


Urban Hope – Cambridge Vineyard
147 Elgin Street North
(519) 740-8463

Showers, haircuts, laundry facilities, clothes and food free store available
Tuesday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Overcomers class on Tuesdays 11:00 am- 12:00 pm



KITCHENER


Blessed Sacrament
305 Laurentian Drive, Kitchener
(519) 580-0411

Call the above number during working hours for a hamper delivery.

Hours of Operation – Hampers are delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3-7 pm.

Delivery Options – Deliver hampers only.
Hamper Schedule: 1 hamper per month per household
Deliveries – Be prepared to show piece identification with your current address.
Pick up – Bring a piece of identification with your current address.

1 hamper per month per household

Only households within Blessed Sacrament’s Conference boundaries can access this program


Community Ministry (St. Marks Lutheran Church)
825 King St West, Kitchener
(519) 743-6309
communitymin15@gmail.com

Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Lane Way Street entrance

Provides birthday bags up to age 12, free computer and internet access.



Conestoga College – Doon Campus
299 Doon Valley Dr, Kitchener
519-748-5131 x3582

Please visit room 2A119 for hamper assistance:
Operating Hours as of September 4th:
Mondays to Thursdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Service Area: Food hampers available for Conestoga College students only.


Daily Bread Program
Individuals can pick up bread on a daily basis
Monday – Thursday: 10:0 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Service Area: Kitchener and Waterloo


Glencairn Church Bridges Centre
725 Erinbrook Dr, Kitchener
(519) 579-8741

Hampers available:
2nd & 4th Saturday: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
1 hamper per month per household

Food and Clothing available

Service Area: Kitchener and Waterloo


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Historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
137 Queen St. S, Kitchener, ON N2G 1W2
(519) 745-4891  www.historicstpauls.ca

Food Distribution:
Monday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open November to April
1 bag of 7 items per person per week

Clothes and household items also available


House of Friendship – Emergency Hampers
807 Guelph Street, Kitchener
(519) 742-8327 option 2

Hamper Pick Up:
Monday-Friday 9:30 – 4:00pm
Closed on National Holidays

Limit of 6 hampers per year per household.

Halal foods available and try to accommodate dietary needs.
Will deliver in special circumstances.
Service Area: Kitchener and Waterloo


Kitchener Church of God
533 Weber St. E, Kitchener
(519) 745-8561

Hamper Pick Up:
Friday: 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm

6 hampers per year per household
Please bring photo ID and bring your own shopping bags.

Service Area: Kitchener and Waterloo



oneROOF
242 Queen St. S, Kitchener
(519) 742-2788

Hamper Pick Up:
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

See also Waterloo Region Drop-In & Meal Programs

Services for Homeless Youth


Pioneer Park Church of God
11 Old Carriage Dr, Kitchener
(519) 748-4313

Hamper Pick Up:
Tuesday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

1 hamper per family per month


Ray of Hope Community Centre
659 King Street East, Kitchener
(519) 578-8018

Marketplace – Food Program:
Guests to the Marketplace need to come in while we are open to book an appointment. Unfortunately, there is not phone access at the Marketplace.
Monday – Thursday 6:30-9:30 pm

Community Garden available.

See also Waterloo Region Drop-In & Meal Programs



The Salvation Army
300 Gage Ave, Kitchener
(519) 745-4215

Please phone to set an appointment for food hampers. No hampers provided on Fridays.
Hamper program closed in December

1 hamper per month per household


St. Aloysius Church
11 Traynor Avenue, Kitchener ON
519-893-8470
Bus 7 (via Connaught St.)

Hampers available for pick up:
2nd & 4th Monday: 7:00 pm -8: 00 pm
3rd Tuesday: 9:00 am -10 am
Photo identification and proof of address required.
Please bring your own bags.
Appointment only in July & August.

1 hamper per month per household

Only households within St. Aloysius’s Conference boundaries can access this program.


St. Anne’s Church
268 East Avenue
Kitchener, ON
(519) 745-3324

Call the above number to arrange a delivery.

Calls accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for same day delivery.
Delivered hampers only. NO TUESDAY DELIVERIES
Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper per month per household.
Deliveries – Be prepared to show piece of identification with your current address.

Only households within St. Anne’s Conference boundaries can access this program.


St. Anthony Daniel Church
29 Midland Drive, Kitchener
(519) 893-6960

Hours of Operation – Monday and Thursday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Delivery Options – Hampers available for pick up at the church.
Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper every 2 months per household.
Pick up – Bring a piece of identification with your current address. Bring your own bags or carts.

Only households within St. Anthony Daniel’s Conference boundaries can access this program.



St Francis of Assisi Parish
49 Blueridge Ave
Kitchener, ON N2M 4E2
(226) 750-2627

Hours of Operation – Thursday: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Closed: Last Thursday of the month.
Delivery Options – Hampers can be picked up.
Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper per month per household.
Pick up – Bring a piece of identification for each family member plus proof of address.

Please bring your own bags.

Only households within St. Francis’s Conference boundaries can access this program.


St. John’s Roman Catholic Church
85 Strange St., Kitchener
(519) 570-1111

Please call the above number and leave a message with your name, address, telephone number and the number of adults, children and their ages.

Hours of Operation – Monday to Thursday afternoons.
Delivery Options – Pick up only. Deliveries are available if necessary.
Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper every 2 months per household.
Deliveries – Be prepared to show piece identification with your current address.
Pick up – Bring a piece of identification with your current address.

Only households within St. John’s Conference boundaries can access this program.


St. Joseph’s Church
148 Madison Avenue South, Kitchener
(519) 741-9944

Please call the above number and leave a message including your name, address, phone number and the number of adults and children.
Calls answered Tuesday before 5:00 pm.

Wednesday Pick Up – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday Delivery – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper per month per household. You will receive more than 3 days of food.

Only households within St. Joseph’s Conference boundaries can access this program.



St. Mark’s Catholic Church
55 Driftwood Dr., Kitchener
(519) 571-8485

Please call above number and leave a message including name, address and phone number.

Hours of Operation – Monday or Thursday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Summer months only open Thursday.
Hampers pick up. Emergency deliveries are possible.
Directions – Food Bank in portable behind the church. Please bring boxes or bags.
Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper per month per household.
Pick up – Bring a piece of identification with your current address.

Only households within St. Mark’s Conference boundaries can access this program.


St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church
56 Duke Street, Kitchener
(226) 988-5915
56 Duke St W, Kitchener, ON N2H 3W7
+1 519-576-3860
stmarysrcchurch.ca

Please phone the above number Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Please no walk-ins. If you phone the above number outside of this time period the number is used as a fax machine.

Hamper Pick Up Tuesday at 10:00 am

1 hamper every 2 months per household

Only households within St. Mary’s Conference boundaries can access this program.


St. Teresa’s Church Catholic
44 Leonard Street, Kitchener
(519) 749-1501

Leave a message with your name, address, phone number, number of children, number of adults and any special dietary or other needs (i.e., pets, household products, etc.).
An intake volunteer will contact you between the hours of 9:00 am – 12:00 Tuesday or Friday to verify information, determine eligibility and indicate the time the hamper will be delivered.

Delivery Options – Deliver hampers only. Hampers are delivered between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm Tuesday or Friday. It may be possible to arrange other hamper delivery times. Volunteers will call household before delivering the hamper.
Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper every 2 months per household.
Deliveries – Be prepared to show piece identification with your current address.
Pick up – Bring a piece of identification with your current address.

Only households within St. Teresa’s Conference boundaries can access this program



TOWNSHIPS: NORTH DUMFRIES


Knox United Church
92 Northumberland Street Ayr 
Call Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank for dates:
Phone 519-622-6550
Hamper Pick Up:
Every Other Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


TOWNSHIPS: WELLESLEY


Wellesley Food Cupboard
146 David Street, Wellesley 
(519) 616-3663

Monday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Service Area: For residents of Wellesley


TOWNSHIPS: WILMOT


Wilmot Family Resource Centre
Unit 1-175 Waterloo St, New Hamburg
(519) 662-2731

Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 9 am – noon

Please call first for food assistance.
Food Assistance Pick Up Hours:
Monday 12:30 – 4:00
Tuesday 11:00 – 4:00
Thursday 11:00 – 4:00
Emergency one day hampers available Wednesdays and Fridays.

Lunch Crunch
146 David Street, Wellesley
(519) 616-3663

A program providing children of families living with low-income with fresh fruits and vegetables for school snacks and lunches.
Lunch Crunch Pick Up Time: Monday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm during the school year.  Please call to register for this program.

Service Area: For Wilmot & Lower Wellesley township residents.


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TOWNSHIPS: WOOLWICH


Woolwich Community Services 
5 Memorial Ave, Elmira, ON N3B 2P8

+1 519-669-5139

Hamper program: 
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
1 hamper per month per household

 

Summer Food Sharing Program 
Open from July – August 27th
For Food Bank Recipients Monday 11:00-12:30 pm
Fresh vegetables, eggs and more for the whole family

 

Lunch Crunch 
Program starts in September 4th
A program providing families with low-income with nutritious foods for children to take to school
Monday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Service Area: For residents of Woolwich Township and parts of northern Wellesley Township. 


WATERLOO



Conestoga College – Waterloo Campus
108 University Avenue East, Waterloo

Food hampers available for Conestoga College students.

Please visit CSI Kiosk located in the Atrium

Operating hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Service Area: Conestoga College Students


Emmanuel United Church
description
22 Bridgeport Rd W, Waterloo
(519) 886-1471

Food Bag Program:
Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

1 food bag per person per week

See also Waterloo Region Drop-In & Meal Programs

Focused on serving singles who are experiencing homelessness


Our Lady Of Lourdes Church
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173 Lourdes St., Waterloo
519-886-0342 (Press “2”)

Please call the church by 3:00 pm Wednesday to request a hamper.
Hours of Operation – Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Delivery Options – Pick up hampers only.
Directions – Located on the church property on the right side, the door between the double garages.
Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper per month per household.
Pick up – Bring a piece of identification with your current address.

Only households within Our Lady of Lourde’s Conference boundaries can access this program.


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St Agnes Catholic Church
75 Bluevale St. N, Waterloo
(519) 504-8399

Please call and leave a message with your name and phone number.

Hours of Operation – Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Delivery Options – Delivered hampers only. Please note delivery may take 3 days to complete.
Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper per month per household.
Deliveries – Be prepared to show piece identification with your current address.
Pick up – Bring a piece of identification with your current address.

Only households within St. Agnes’s Conference boundaries can access this program


St. Louis Catholic Church
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53 Allen Street East, Waterloo, ON
519-743-4101

Participants call the above number and are told what time to come and pick up food Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. No pantry hours on Tuesday.

Hours of Operation – Monday to Thursday
Delivery Options – Pickup only. Deliveries available on Tuesdays only for those who are house bound.
Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper per month per household.
Deliveries – Be prepared to show piece identification with your current address.
Pick up – Bring a piece of identification with your current address.

Only households within St. Louis’s Conference boundaries can access this program.


St. Michael’s Catholic Church
240 Hemlock Street,
Waterloo, ON N2L 3R5
(519) 747-1090

Please call the above number and leave a message including your name, address and phone number. A volunteer will call within 24 hours.

Hours of Operation – Deliveries made Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Delivery Options – Deliver hampers only.
Hamper Schedule – 1 hamper per month per household.
Deliveries – Be prepared to show piece identification with your current address.

Only households within St. Micheal’s Conference boundaries can access this program.


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University of Waterloo – Feds Food Bank
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200 University Avenue West, Waterloo
Student Life Centre (SLC) 2104
(519) 888-4567 x 3230

Bring WatCard and a grocery bag to pick up a hamper at the Turnkey desk.
Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m

Closed during exam or break times.

Service Area: Available for University of Waterloo students only.


Wilfrid Laurier University – Student Food Bank
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75 University Ave W, Waterloo

Food Bank deliveries available 24/7 by filling out the following form:
http://www.wlusu.com/food-bank-request-form/

Limit of 3 hampers per term per individual

Farmer’s Market in The Concourse:
Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Service Area: Available to Wilfrid Laurier students only.


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