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!

Virtual Spring Food & Fund Drive

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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.

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COVID-19 Update

From everyone at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank we wanted to share with you a quick update on everything that is happening with us.

New Hours

We have had to adjust our hours so staff can pack and prepare hampers for our members. Our new hours are as follows;

Monday       12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday       12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday     12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday          12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We ask that you only come once a week to pick up your hamper. This allows us to feed as many people as possible.

Programs

Starting Monday March, 23 Co-op will not be running, Co-op members are able to get a hamper.

Mike’s Lunch will still be running. However this is changed from a seated service to a come and go.

All programming will continue to be suspended until further notice. We ask that all volunteers stay home and keep an eye on social media and our website for updates on when they are able to return.

Donations

At this time we are not taking any clothing donations.

If you would like to donate food supplies you can do so at your local grocery store, monetary donations can be done through Canada Helps

Thank you for your patience and continued support during this time. Together we are building a stronger tomorrow!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Announcement

We are at a critical time for the containment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

As a necessary precaution to protect staff, volunteers and members, The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank (CSHFB) will be shifting resources away from community programming and towards food distribution only starting Monday, March 16, 2020.

  • The Community Pantry will offer pre-packed hampers.
  • The Co-op will offer pre-packed hampers for the week of March 16th , the program will then be temporarily suspended.
  • Mike’s Lunch, will continue to run. However, this program will transition from a seated meal service to a takeaway meal model.
  • Volunteers are asked to stay home. 

All other programs and services at the CSHFB will be temporarily suspended until further notice. We will advertise any changes in our services on our website, on our social media accounts, our general voicemail, and at our 54 Ainslie St. S location.

To keep our workplace healthy throughout this period, our staff are following strict precautionary measures such as frequent hand washing, continually sterilizing our work environments, and social distancing.

 

In times like these, vulnerable community members need our support the most.

  • To self-isolate yourself, you need adequate housing.
  • To take a sick day, you need to know you’ll get to keep your job.
  • To stockpile food and supplies, you need to be able to afford these essentials in the first place.

 

Thank you, as always, for standing with the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. Now more than ever, we need your support.

 

-All of us at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank

 

Most Needed Items

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