Run A Food Drive

With Your Class, Neighbourhood, Business, Church, Group, etc.

Food drives are a great way to make a difference in ending hunger and to give back to your community. Anyone can run a food drive, at any time of year, and no amount is too small.

Are you interested in running a food drive? Check out this handy guide on How to Run A Food Drive, or check out our Most Needed Items List.

Most Needed Item List

Looking to get started on your food drive? We’re happy to help! Let us know about your food drive by emailing Siobhan at or by filling out the form below. We will get in touch with you to arrange drop off or pick up for larger donations.


    Are you passionate about the wellbeing of neighbours in your community? Want to learn new skills, do some good work, and serve your community? The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank wouldn’t exist without the contributions of members of our community – just like you. Join the over 1000 people who volunteer with us annually, and help to serve your community!

    We accept and support:

    • Individual Volunteers
    • Group and Corporate Volunteers
    • Student Volunteers
    • Internships and Other Placements

    We want to ensure each volunteer has a positive and rewarding experience with us. Some groups will volunteer once in the year, while others will volunteer week after week – some for a decade or more!

    As a Volunteer you may be involved in helping with any of the following events/areas:

    • Emergency hamper room
    • Co-op store
    • Warehouse support
    • Special events
    • Serving on the Board of Directors or other committees

    Current Volunteer Positions Needed:


    We are looking for a driver to pick up donations from local grocery stores on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. The driver will drive the food bank van and must have clean drivers abstract. If you are interested please contact Tara

    To sign up to volunteer
    fill out our Volunteer Form and email a copy to Tara at or
    drop it off at our office.



    Want to get involved? Check out below for a list of our upcoming events at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.

    Thinking about hosting a special event with your business, community group, place of worship, or team? We would love to hear from you! Contact Justine, Fund Development and Communications Coordinator for more information about holding a special event at

    October 20, 2020

    Paper Bag Event!

    On Saturday, October 25th River City Church is hosting their annual Paper Bag Event! Paper bags are distributed to community members with the hopes that people will fill them with the most…
    September 25, 2020

    Feed The Need Food Drive-Thru

    On Saturday, October 3rd Feed the Need will be hosting a Food Drive-Thru in support of the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank! This event will take place at 400 Conestoga Blvd.…
    July 21, 2020

    Charger Logistics Food Drive

    On Saturday, July 25th from 9:00am-2:00pm Charger Logistics will be hosting a Food Drive-Thru with donations supporting the Cambridge Self-Help Food Drive.  Charger Logistics is located at 170 Werlich Drive, Cambridge.…
    June 16, 2020

    Food Drive-Thru!

    On Saturday June 27th Feed the Need and Process Group Inc. are hosting a Food Drive-Thru with proceeds being donated to the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank! This generous event will…

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