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
  • Clothing room
  • Warehouse support
  • Special events
  • Serving on the Board of Directors or other committees

Current Volunteer Positions Needed:

Volunteer Driver

We are seeking  volunteer drivers to help with our morning pick up’s, Monday to Friday from 9am to approximately 12pm.

The volunteer will drive our Food Bank van and pick up food donations from local grocery stores.

They must be over 25 years of age, with a G licence and possess a clean drivers abstract.

This is a weekly opportunity once per week or multiple days depending on the volunteer availability. Please contact Tara for more details.

Distribution Center

We are seeking volunteers to help in the Distribution Center, sorting food, unloading and loading the truck, filling member agency orders and general upkeep. Volunteers must be able to lift 50+ lbs repeatedly. Volunteers are needed:

  • Wednesdays 1pm-4pm
  • Thursdays 1pm-4pm

This a weekly opportunity. Please contact Tara for more details.

Community Pantry Attendant

We are seeking 1 volunteer to help in our pantry on Tuesday’s from 12pm-4:30pm.  The volunteer will assist participants in getting their food baskets, stock shelves and general upkeep. This is a weekly opportunity every Wednesday.

If you would like to volunteers please contact Tara for more details.

Food Savers Club

We are looking for volunteers to help us reduce our food waste by preserving, freezing and repackaging food to extend its life so we are able to feed more people. The Food Savers club meets every Tuesday from 1pm – 330pm, Wednesdays from 9am-1130am and Thursdays from 3pm-530pm.

If you would like to volunteers please contact Tara for more details.

Special Events

Are you looking to help out but you can’t volunteer during business hours? Join our Special Events email list and receive updates on weekend volunteer fundraising opportunities out in our community.

For more details 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.



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 Alie Teetzel-Edmondstone, Fund Development and Communications Coordinator for more information about holding a special event at ateetzel@cambridgefoodbank.on.ca.

September 26, 2019

2019 Fall Food and Fund Drive Kick-Off

2019 Fall Food and Fund Drive Kick-off with the Cambridge RedHawks! Join the Cambridge Food Bank and the Cambridge RedHawks kick-off the 2019 Fall Food and Fund Drive! Cheer for…
September 26, 2019

Fall Food and Fund Drive

September 28th to October 31st We are kicking off our annual fall drive for food and funds on September 28th, 2019 with the goal of raising $20,000 and 100,000 pounds…
August 27, 2019

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting September 24th, 6:00 pm at Idea Exchange Old Post Office, 12 Water Street South. Please join us for an evening celebrating the past year, the accomplishments of our…
August 27, 2019

30th Annual Community CornFest

30th Annual Community Cornfest Saturday, September 7th 5:30pm  at Wanner Mennonite Church. 1725 Beaverdale Road, Cambridge Music, games, sausage on a bun, campfire and of course, sweet corn! Entrance is…

Run A Food Drive

Class, Neighbourhood, Business, Church, 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.

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!

Our Sponsors & Supporters


We are so grateful for the generous support of Cambridge North Rotary for the funding to create this beautiful website. We are honoured by your commitment to our work and our community, and thank you for your ongoing support and generosity. Click here to learn more about Cambridge North Rotary.

This section is currently under development. Please check back to learn more about the generous groups and businesses who support our work, or click here (link to donate page) to learn more about how to become a supporter of the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.