Christmas Support programs in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge

If you are in need of emergency food assistance please call 519-743-5576 x340

Map of the various food assistance programs in Waterloo Region

We’re sorry, registration for the following programs is now full for 2023:

  • Kitchener Waterloo Food
  • Kitchener Waterloo Toys
  • Cambridge Food

Below is some additional support information that is available across the Region.

Kitchener/Waterloo Food and Toys

Below is some additional food support information that is available in Kitchener/Waterloo.  Please note that most programs require ID to prove residency in Kitchener/Waterloo.

House of Friendship Emergency Hamper: – please call ahead to book an appointment

  • address: 807 Guelph St, Kitchener
  • phone: 519-742-0662
  • provides: monthly food hamper

Glencairn Bridges Program: – please call ahead to book an appointment. Only available Saturday November 25th and Saturday December 9th

  • address: 725 Erinbrook Dr, Kitchener
  • phone: 519-579-8741 ext. 4
  • provides: non-perishable items, fresh produce, clothing

Ray of Hope Community Centre – no appointment is required

  • 659 King Street East, Kitchener, ON
  • Provides: Hot meal program 7 days a week, food hampers

Bridgeport Cafe (Emmanuel United Church)

  • Address: 22 Bridgeport Rd W, Waterloo ON N2L 2Y3
  • Phone: (519) 886-1471
  • Food Bag Program: Thursdays: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Community Meal Program: Tuesday to Friday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

Additional Regional Resource

Family Outreach Program:

  • Visit to see if you are eligible and fill out their contact form to get in touch with your neighborhoods worker
  • Family Outreach supports low income families with children 17 and under in their care to access basic needs resources.
  • Provides support for basic needs, through referrals and connections to community resources and agencies

Wilmot Township

To register in Wilmot, please call 519-662-2731 or visit

Wellesley Township

Registrations for Wellesley are dependent on where you live.

If you live in Southern Wellesley, please call 519-662-2731 or

If you live in Northern Wellesley, please call 519-669-5139

Woolwich Township

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