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 contact Brandee at 519-622-6550 ext. 105

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 Brandee 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






      Please provide the names, phone numbers and/or email addresses of 2 references over the age of 18, who can supply information that relates to your work, volunteer or academic
      performance and have known you for at least 1 year. (E.g. Teacher/Principal, Employer/Supervisor, Friend, etc.)




      I hereby give permission to the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank for use of my picture in any promotional material including advertising, brochures, publications, video productions and other uses. I waive the right to any fee or compensation for either the photographic sitting or the use or reproduction of the resulting photographs in any medium. I understand these materials may be used by the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank.

      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 Distribution
      • Hamper packing
      • Donation pick ups
      • Food Sorting
      • Serving on the Board of Directors or other committees

      Current Volunteer Positions Needed:

      We are now welcoming a limited number of volunteers in keeping with physical distancing guidelines. If you would like to get involved please contact Tara at 519-622-6550 ext. 106

      To learn more about our volunteer program, please contact Tara, Volunteer Manager, at or call 519-622-6550 ext. 106



      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 Sarah, Donor Development Manager, at

      February 25, 2021


      From February 25 until March 7, the Blackshop is participating in the LocalLicious campaign that brings local independent restaurants together to help save hospitality and support a local charity 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.…