WPL's annual Food Drive for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region starts on Friday, December 1 and lasts until Thursday, January 4, 2018.
Each year 5 million pounds of emergency food is distributed from The Food Bank of Waterloo Region to neighbours in our community through more than 80 member agencies and community food programs. There are many reasons people seek food assistance such as job loss, physical or mental health concerns, and other unexpected life circumstances.
The food you help provide will be used by hampers programs, family outreach workers, meal programs and shelter programs.
More than 32,640 men, women and children received food assistance last year in Waterloo Region. 35% of those households seeking assistance are families with children.
The "Most Needed" food items include:
- Canned meat and fish
- Tomato sauce
- Dry beans
- Canned fruit
- Peanut butter
- Stews & chili
- Beans in sauce
Food collection boxes will be at all WPL locations. Thank you for helping us to help others in our awesome community.