Food Banks Canada and our network of Provincial Associations and Affiliate food bank will
- Provide food and other assistance to those needing help regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, income source, age or mental or physical ability.
- Treat all those who access services with the utmost dignity and respect.
- Implement best practices in the proper and safe storage and handling of food.
- Respect the privacy of those served, and will maintain the confidentiality of personal information.
- Not sell donated food.
- Acquire and share food in a spirit of cooperation with other food banks and food programs.
- Strive to make the public aware of the existence of hunger, and of the factors that contribute to it.
- Recognize that food banks are not a viable long-term response to hunger, and devote part of their activities to reducing the need for food assistance.
- Represent accurately, honestly and completely their respective mission and activities to the larger community.
History & Hunger
The Cambridge Food Bank first opened its doors in 1985 in response to a severe economic recessions.
The Cambridge Food Bank serves the City of Cambridge and the Township of North Dumfries, which together have a population of 145,000 people.
Deeply rooted in the communities we serve, we support people to access healthy food and opportunity. In our downtown Galt location, and with satellites in Hespeler, Preston, and Ayr, we operate a variety of programs for our neighbours including emergency food assistance and our unique Mobile Food Market.
Seeing people holistically, we are distinctly, “more than a food bank,” supporting people through outreach, a weekly community meal, partnering with community gardens, and wellness programming for the whole family.
We believe that a person’s dignity and self-respect are paramount and that everyone has something valuable to contribute. We work to overcome the stigma of utilizing a food bank. Our goal is to have everyone walking out feeling better than when they came in
At all times, we adhere to the ethical food banking code:
The Cambridge Food Bank is fortunate to receive grants to help support our mission of building health and belonging through food. Please recognize the following organizations for their support.
From The Community
Hear from community members that we have worked with below and read about our impact as reported by the Cambridge Times here.