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Tuesday Jan 25th, 2022


The demand for food donations in the K-W area will be greater than ever this year.

During the holidays, most people are in a very giving mood but when the new year rolls around, donations usually slow down to a crawl.

Local charities, such as food banks, have struggled to keep up with a strong demand that has continued to increase since the beginning of the pandemic.

To make matters worse, collecting food donations has been a real challenge since their usual fundraising events had to be postponed.

On top of that, food prices are expected to rise by up to 7% in 2022 according to Canada’s Food Price Report which means that even more people will have to rely on food banks this year.

There are so many people in K-W who struggle to afford nutritious meals during these difficult times which is why The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is in desperate need of non-perishable food donations along with diapers, toiletries and cleaning supplies.

In addition to food and toiletries, financial donations are especially important as they offer the flexibility to buy fresh food or to load up on items that are in short supply.

Thanks so much to the amazing people who continue to volunteer their time at the food bank. Your work is truly invaluable!

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