Mother’s Day Fundraiser

Honouring Your Special Person
This Mother’s Day, we invite you to honour the special people in your life by ordering beautiful bellflower or summer hyacinth plants.

Not only will you be bringing nature’s beauty into homes, but your purchase will also support families in need through the Cambridge Food Bank. With every plant bought, you’re helping to provide essential assistance to families in our community, ensuring they have access to nutritious food during challenging times.

Order Details
Place your order from April 13 – May 2nd
Bellflowers 4″ pot are $12 each
 ‘Sun Star’ Ornithogalum plants 6″ pot are $15 each

Pick up You can pick up your plants from the 

Cambridge Food Bank 54, Ainslie St South
Thursday, May 9th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, May 10th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mobile Food Market
Alternatively, you may email stooze@cambridgefoodbank.org to pick up your plants from our Thursday or Friday Mobile Food Market locations.

Thursday, May 9th Langs, 1145 Concession Rd. 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Thursday, May 9th Temple Baptist Church, 400 Holiday Inn Dr. 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 
Friday, May 10th Kinbridge Community Association, 1-241 Southwood Dr. 1:30 pm-2:30 pm


How you can show support during the Mother’s Day Fundraiser 

Click here to place an order 

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Smile Cookies 2024

Smile Cookies are Back!

We are excited that the Smile Cookie campaign will be taking place April 29th – May 5th this year! 

Email us at stooze@cambridgefoodbank.org

Where do the proceeds go? 

100% of proceeds from each Smile Cookie sold at a Tim Horton’s location in Cambridge are donated to The Cambridge Food Bank & Nutrition for Learning.

How you can show support during the Smile Cookie campaign? 

There are two ways you can participate in Smile Cookie week: 

● Visit your local participating Tim Hortons between – April 29th – May 5th and buy a Smile Cookie.

● Or, you can pre-order a box of Smile Cookies by downloading and filling out an order form in advance and dropping it off at your local Tims. Pre-orders must be made 48 hours in advance. 

Drop off Your Pre-Order Form at any of the below, participating locations:












  • 130 CEDAR ST

  • 2485 EAGLE ST


Join us Saturday March 16 & 28th – Zehrs Cambridge Centre

Our sorting volunteers are temporarily on hold due to a substantial shortfall in community food donations.

Will you Spring into Action and swing by the Cambridge Centre Zehrs to donate?

When: Saturday, March 16, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and
Thursday, March 28, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Zehrs:  400 Conestoga Blvd, Cambridge, ON N1R 7L7

While you’re shopping, consider grabbing a few of our most needed items and dropping them off on your way out.

Every contribution counts.  Thank you for helping us feed the community and we will see you there!

Stuff a Van – Join us at Walmart

Spring into Action on Saturday March 9 2024  and help us refill our shelves. We really need your help. In February 2024, we served over 1700 households. That’s almost a 30% increase as compared to this time last year.

You’ll find us at Walmart on Pinebush in Cambridge this Saturday, March 9th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for our Stuff a Van donation event.

Shop for some of our most needed items while in the store and drop them off to us on your way out.

Thank you for helping us feed the community and we will see you there!

Crieff Hills Seedy Saturday

Get excited about spring by joining us at Crieff Hills Seedy Saturday on Saturday March 16th 2024 10am-2pm in the Upper Conference Hall! Attend workshops by local experts (10:30 & 12:30) or just drop in to browse displays. Free admission, free parking. No registration required.

Workshop (12:30): Growing Perennial Fruit in an Urban Setting with Matt Soltys

Do you grow fruit in your garden? Would you like to start? Guelph resident and orchardist Matt Soltys will share all kinds of helpful tips on selecting, planting, pruning and caring for a home orchard.

Matt Soltys founded The Urban Orchardist in 2021 to provide services related to fruit trees and small orchards in southwestern Ontario. He operates a unique fruit & nut tree nursery in the Guelph area, consults on orchard care, prunes fruit trees, and teaches on these subjects. 

Click here to learn more 

Since 2010 he has been turning his family’s urban lot into a food forest, with more than 25 species of fruit and nuts. Learn more at The Urban Orchardist website www.theurbanorchardist.com  

One Seed, One Community Launch

One Seed, One Community Cambridge (OSOC Cambridge) is an initiative that unites the Cambridge and North Dumfries communities in the shared experience of growing nutritious food and saving seeds. Created by four local organizations: Cambridge Food Bankrare Charitable Research ReserveSeeds of Diversity, and Idea Exchange, OSOC Cambridge is an annual program that offers free seeds, community connections, and the experience of growing and sharing food.

Each year a new seed variety is selected by OSOC Cambridge. The seed for the 2024 planting season will be announced at the One Seed, One Community Launch (Saturday, March 9) at the rare ECO Centre.

Everyone can participate in the full circle growing process through the following steps:

  1. Pick up free seed packets at any Idea Exchange location or the Cambridge Food Bank in early spring.
  2. Plant and care for your seedlings – watch them grow.
  3. Harvest and enjoy your edamame. If you have more than you can enjoy, Cambridge Food Bank is thrilled to accept freshly harvested produce or dry goods.
  4. Learn more about gardening and get updates on OSOC Cambridge on the Facebook pages for Cambridge Food BankIdea Exchangerare Charitable Research Reserve, and Seeds of Diversity
  5. Save and donate your seeds. The seed libraries at Idea Exchange and Cambridge Food Bank will gratefully accept seed donations.

Join One Seed, One Community Cambridge in helping to grow our community, one seed at a time.