LocalLicious

From February 25 until March 7, the Blackshop is participating in the LocalLicious campaign that brings local independent restaurants together to help save hospitality and support a local charity at the same time. The Prix Fixe menus have a local focus to help support local suppliers and farmers. Each menu sold includes a donation to the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.

Visit their website, blackshop.ca, to make a reservation or order curbside pickup.

Sponsor a Holiday Meal Today!

Like many things, COVID has played a role in how things are operating and functioning this year. At the CSHFB we have seen an increase in people accessing our services, with many of these people using our Food Bank for the first time due to a lost job in the family and sometimes even both partners losing their job. With that being said we are forecasting for one of our busiest holiday seasons yet. We are expecting 1,500 people from Cambridge and North Dumfries to come through our doors to collect a holiday meal.  

To meet demand and keep everyone as safe as possible we will be switching how our hampers are usually distributed. In past years we have provided a holiday meal hamper, this year we will be providing a protein (turkey, halal meat) and a grocery gift card with a value based on the number of people in the family.  

Christmas 2020

Now, more than ever, we need support from our community members. You can provide support in three ways; 

  1. Donation of a protein (turkey, halal meat) 
  2. Grocery gift cards in the increments of $25  
  3. Monetary donation 

You can make a monetary donation by;

  • Calling, 519-622-6550 and providing your credit card number  

 

From everyone at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, we thank you for your kindness and generosity! May you have a happy, blessed, and safe holiday season. 

 

 

Paper Bag Event!

On Saturday, October 25th River City Church is hosting their annual Paper Bag Event! Paper bags are distributed to community members with the hopes that people will fill them with the most needed items and leave the bags on their porches for the volunteers to collect.

This year River City Church has distributed over 4,000 bags to the community. If you would like to receive a bag for collection please contact Sheryl, 519-716-5408 or kid.city@rivercitychurch.org.

 

Charger Logistics Food Drive

On Saturday, July 25th from 9:00am-2:00pm Charger Logistics will be hosting a Food Drive-Thru with donations supporting the Cambridge Self-Help Food Drive.  Charger Logistics is located at 170 Werlich Drive, Cambridge.

The food drive is non-contact, when it is your turn pull up and pop your trunk.

See the event poster below for a current list of our most needed items. We also accept monetary donations as well as fresh food.

Food Drive-Thru!

On Saturday June 27th Feed the Need and Process Group Inc. are hosting a Food Drive-Thru with proceeds being donated to the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank! This generous event will be taking place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Process Group Inc. (555 Conestoga Blvd. Cambridge).

When it is your turn pull up and pop your trunk! Volunteers will grab any food you wish to donate!

See below for a list of our most needed items!

See you there!

Bottle and Food Drive!

On Saturday May 23 the CSHFB in partnership with Golden Triangle DKI are hosting a Bottle and Food Drive! We will be set up in front of Golden Triangle DKI (505 Eagle St. North, Cambridge) from 9:00AM-3:00PM.

Our contactless bottle and food drive works just like a drive thru! When it is your turn, pull up and pop your trunk! Our volunteers will grab any bottles or food you wish to donate. We will be accepting anything that can be returned to The Beer Store as well as any non-perishable food donations. See below for our most needed items!

 

All proceeds from the returned bottles and donated food will be going directly to support the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank!

See you on Saturday!

Your Monthly Food Bank Update!

During this pandemic things have been uncertain and changing daily but, one things has stayed the same,how generous this beautiful community is. We continue to see the support and dedication the community has to helping one another and it truly is amazing.

As an essential service we are continuously sanitizing and cleaning our facility to ensure our dedicated staff stay healthy.

We wanted to give a couple reminders on our operations at 54 Ainslie St. S.

  • Our hours still remain Monday to Friday 12:00PM-4:30PM.
  • Hampers are designed so you only need to come once a week.
  • You do not need to provide any paperwork or identification. We ask your name and how many people are in your family.
  • We will place your hamper on the tables located outside of our front door. You can pick up your hamper from the table, this allows everyone to stay at a safe distance.
  • Tape has been placed on the sidewalk, use this as a guide to distance yourself.
  • If you are feeling unwell, have a compromised immune system or feel uncomfortable going out in public, you may have someone pick up a hamper on your behalf.
  • All programs remain suspended until further notice.
  • Mike’s Lunch is still operating but as a come-and-go lunch.

Our annual Spring Food & Fund Drive is still running, with one slight change, we have gone virtual!  With the current situation we are facing we are seeing an increase in demand at the CSHFB, making this Spring Food & Fund Drive that much more important! If you choose to donate food we ask that you drop the food off at your local grocery store. This allows us to limit the amount of people coming in to our building and limiting the contact we have with other people. If you prefer to donate through a monetary donation we except donations through Canada Helps. Canada Helps is an online platform that allows you to donate through the comfort of your own home. We also can accept monetary donations in the form of a cheque. Cheques can be made out to Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank and mailed to 54 Ainslie St. South, Cambridge ON. N1R3K3

Our volunteer program is still suspended at this time. However April 19-25th was National Volunteer Week and we did not forget about you. We weren’t able to celebrate our hardworking and dedicated volunteers like we normally do but we were thinking of you and we can’t wait for the day to see all of your smiling faces again! Without your outstanding commitment we would not be able to provide the programming that we do for the community!

For updates on the status of the CSHFB and the status of our programs, follow us on social media.

From everyone at the CSHFB we send our best wishes to you and those you love. Stay safe.

Give 30

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Give 30 is about everyoneregardless of faith or background supporting Food Banks. This initiative is about caring for our neighbours and making a difference, together.[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”1341″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” img_link=”http://www.give30.ca/”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1588190387196{padding-top: 35px !important;}”]For example, if you’re fasting, tally up your lunch and coffee money saved during the month and give that amount.  Or, if you’re not fasting, brown bag your lunch and give the money you saved during the month.  It might be a small change for 30 days, but it can make a difference for those who are in need.

Ramadan takes place from April 24 until May 23, 2020 and this  year’s  campaign runs until August 31, 2020.

 

To learn more about Give 30 visit their website: give30.ca

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Virtual Spring Food & Fund Drive

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The COVID-19 health crisis means we cannot run it in the usual way, but thankfully you can still make a difference.

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Having a video chat, conference call, virtual games night or online live concert? Collect financial donations in support of The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1588345381840{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”]Your support allows us to make sure we have enough food to meet the increased need in our community during this unprecedented health crisis.[/vc_column_text][nectar_btn size=”small” button_style=”regular” button_color_2=”Accent-Color” icon_family=”none” url=”http://cambridgefoodbank.org/give/#run” text=”Learn more about how to run a food drive” margin_top=”15″ margin_bottom=”15″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1588345411426{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”]Let us know if you are running a virtual drive so we can say thanks and so we can share your work and inspire others![/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”413″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1588187978309{padding-top: 15px !important;}”]If you are dropping off donations of food, please leave it on the loading dock at the back of our building (long driveway on Warnock Street).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/6″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”2/6″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_raw_html]JTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJjaF9jZG5fZW1iZWQlMjIlMjB0eXBlJTNEJTI3dGV4dCUyRmphdmFzY3JpcHQlMjclMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5jYW5hZGFoZWxwcy5vcmclMkZzZWN1cmUlMkZqcyUyRmNkZl9lbWJlZC5qcyUyMiUyMGNoYXJzZXQlM0QlMjd1dGYtOCUyNyUyMGRhdGEtbGFuZ3VhZ2UlM0QlMjJlbiUyMiUyMGRhdGEtcGFnZS1pZCUzRCUyMjQ4MDA3JTIyJTIwZGF0YS1yb290LXVybCUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3LmNhbmFkYWhlbHBzLm9yZyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtZm9ybXR5cGUlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1jZmFzeW5jJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]

35th Anniversary Gala – Postponed

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This high-visibility gala is the premiere event of our 35th Anniversary year and will bring together hundreds of the organization’s supporters to look ahead towards the visionary future of this essential Cambridge institution[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][image_with_animation image_url=”1234″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” img_link=”https://cambridgemill.ca/”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020 POSTPONED

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Location: The Cambridge Mill, one of Cambridge’s most beloved event spaces.

Event Highlights

  • Cocktail hour to kick off the night
  • Elegant three course plated dinner
  • Silent & Live Auction featuring unique items & experiences
  • And more…

Attendees Include:

  • Community Leaders & Dignitaries
  • Corporate Partners & Small Business Owners
  • Community Members & Partners

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Sponsor the Gala!

[/heading][vc_column_text]Make an impact in your community by sponsoring the 35th Anniversary Gala![/vc_column_text][nectar_btn size=”small” open_new_tab=”true” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” url=”http://cambridgefoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/CSHFB-Gala-Sponsorship-Package-FINAL.pdf” text=”Sponsorship Package” margin_top=”20″ margin_right=”10″ margin_bottom=”10″ margin_left=”10″ css_animation=”bounce”][vc_column_text]Contact Jacob Pries, Fund Development & Relationship Coordinator for more information about sponsorship opportunities: jpries@cambridgefoodbank.on.ca or 519-622-6550 ext 118[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][pricing_table style=”default”][pricing_column color=”Accent-Color” title=”Table of 10″ id=”1581606989133-0-7″ tab_id=”1581606989142-6″ price=”1250″ currency_symbol=”$” interval=” “][/pricing_column][pricing_column color=”Accent-Color” title=”Table of 8″ id=”1579533803-2-70″ tab_id=”1579536455568-5″ price=”1000″ interval=” “][/pricing_column][pricing_column color=”Accent-Color” title=”Ticket” id=”1579533803-1-10″ tab_id=”1579536455519-3″ price=”135″ interval=”Per Person”][/pricing_column][/pricing_table][nectar_cta btn_style=”see-through” heading_tag=”h2″ link_type=”new_tab” alignment=”center” link_text=”Get your tickets now” url=”https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/cambridge-self-help-food-bank-inc/events/gala/”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][image_with_animation image_url=”1296″ alignment=”center” animation=”None” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][/vc_column][/vc_row]