When people think about food banks, they most often think about our Community Pantry support, often called an “emergency food hamper.” When a resident of Cambridge or North Dumfries is in immediate need of food, we can provide them with 5 days’ worth of food up to 12 times per year. The quantity of the Food Basket depends on the number of people in the household, and can include a mix of canned, boxed, fresh, and frozen foods. Baby food, formula, and diapers are also offered to households with an infant, when available.
People who come in for a Food Basket are often surprised by the welcoming and individualized experience. Helpful volunteers will assist you in the Community Pantry room and help you to find the items that work best for you and your family. When possible, we also help to adapt the selection for special diets, such as people who are vegetarian, have a food allergy, or have religious dietary restrictions.
Food Baskets can be picked up at our Ainslie Street or off-site locations during our opening hours (listed below). Please bring a piece of ID and your income information for your first visit. We also ask that you bring along some reusable shopping bags to carry your items out.
Offsite Locations and Hours
St. John’s Anglican Church
567 Queenston Rd.
St. Andrew’s Hespeler Presbyterian Church
73 Queen St. E.
54 Ainslie St South
Monday and Tuesday 12-4:30pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
Food Links is a temporary covid 19 response that provides delivery of emergency hampers to those who are housebound and do not have friends or family who can pick up for them.
Please contact Heather for more information 519-622-6550 ext. 118
Thank you to the Cambridge Community Foundation for funding this project.