More than a Food Bank
Think that the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank is only a food bank? Think again!
In addition to our food security and individual, family, and community programs, we also deliver a range of supports and initiatives that create opportunities for children and families, build relationships and community connections, and help people experiencing poverty through some of the harder times of the year. In short, these supports are works of the heart.
Christmas and Holiday Support
The holiday season is a big time at the Food Bank. In addition to being our busiest time and time of greatest need, it is also when we reach out to our community and find the incredible generosity that funds our work throughout the year.
Each year is different, but here are a few of our typical Holiday Supports:
- A Christmas meal and toys for children are offered to individuals or families who are living on CPP, EI, WSIB, or low-income employment earnings. We work in partnership with Cambridge Salvation Army and the Cambridge Firefighter Basket Fund, who provide the same support for individuals and families who receive Ontario Works or ODSP.
- We also try to offer a small toy to grandparents living with low-income, who have grandchildren ages 7 and under.
- We also try to offer a single parent night, where children from single-parent families can come in and select new gifts for their parent in Santa’s Workshop.
Our Holiday Support is funded by the generosity of our individual, group, and corporate donors.