Christmas Supports for 2023 are Closed

with the exception of:

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

If you have missed your appointment and need to reschedule for KW please email, for Cambridge Toys please call  


Click here for a map of the various food assistance programs in Waterloo Region

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

Kitchener/Waterloo Food

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

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