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 sbonisteel@cambridgefoodbank.on.ca or by filling out the form below. We will get in touch with you to arrange drop off or pick up for larger donations.

Healthy Food Choices

We work hard to present the healthiest food options for our community as we can. We welcome you to take a look at this document created by the Region of Waterloo’s Public Health Department: Better Food to Buy.

In this document, you will find an extensive list of non-perishable products that are recommended as healthy options for your donations. Also, don’t forget that we love to receive fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables!

Volunteer

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:

Driver

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 tcooper@cambridgefoodbank.on.ca or
drop it off at our office.

Events

 

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 jvoll@cambridgefoodbank.on.ca.

EventsGenerosity
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…
Events
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.…
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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.…
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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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