Food

You don’t have to face it alone. We’re here to help.

If you or someone you know is in a difficult time of need, emergency food hampers are available for individuals and families throughout the year. Christmas food hampers and turkeys are available in December.

Emergency Food Hampers

Assistance to individuals and families in need of food.

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Emergency Food Hamper Program is here to help people living in the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo who have no food and no way of getting some.

How to Access:

Visit 807 Guelph Street, Kitchener Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring a valid piece of identification with your name on it. Please call ahead to book an appointment. Call: 519-742-0662.

Please note the procedures have changed – we now request that you book an appointment to pick up your hamper and this will be done by curbside pickup –  when you arrive on site, you can call again and your hamper will be made available.

Details:

  • Food hampers contains 3-5 days’ worth of food
  • Hampers may be accessed once every calendar month; e.g., if you receive a hamper in November, you are next eligible for a hamper in December, as long as there are seven days between visits.
  • Hampers will include a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and dry and canned goods. Cultural and dietary needs are considered.
  • Baby food, diapers and personal hygiene items are also distributed when available.

Support for the Emergency Food Hamper Program:

In addition to generous community donations, support for the Emergency Food Hamper program is provided through the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.  Almost 50% of the work hours completed in the program are provided by volunteers.

Christmas Hampers

Each December, support to get items for a seasonal family meal are made available to people living on a  low income in Kitchener and Waterloo.

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The Christmas program is a collaborative project that helps people living on a low income in Waterloo Region receive the help they need to celebrate during the Christmas season.

Support for Christmas Hampers:

Food Helped Kristi Begin Again

Your support has helped people like Kristi, who turned to the Emergency Food Hamper program in a time of great need. Now, she is in a position where she can give back, thanks to you!