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Host a Fundraiser

One significant way to make an impact on the kids who need our help is to host a fundraiser. Not only does it help us raise money for our programs, but it also helps us share our story with more people and raise awareness of this growing need within our community.

Fundraising Opportunities

Let’s work together! Get creative, and get in touch to discuss the many ways that you can help us feed more kids.

There are many types of fundraising events that you can hold – large or small – to raise funds to support Food4Kids Waterloo Region. Events can be hosted by an individual or a group (company, club, team, church, friend group, parent council, etc.), and must be pre-approved and registered with us. You organize and host the event, and we can help promote it via our social media.

Some examples of success past fundraisers include:

  • Food drives – see specific notes below
  • Holiday-themed drives (cash and food donations)
  • Company barbecues or silent auctions
  • Competitions/challenges (e.g. fitness or exercise, raising money for activities completed)
  • Corporate or group events – invite us to join you and share our story
  • Sales donations – a portion of your sales proceeds for a set period of time (e.g. restaurants or retail stores)
  • Special events (e.g. private parties, concerts, comedy shows, trivia nights)
  • Selling items in our honour (e.g. crafts)
  • Car washes
  • Loose change drives
  • Lemonade stands/bake sales/flower sales
  • Sports tournaments
  • Donations in lieu of client gifts
  • Birthday party/celebration alternatives
  • “In honour of/In memory of” contributions

These are just a few ideas – the possibilities are endless. Every donation, big or small, is appreciated.

Contact Chris White to discuss your ideas. We can help you plan your own fundraiser that will help feed the hungry children in our community.

Chris White
(519) 576-3443 ext. 4

Food Drives

Food donations help us feed our hungry kids and offset our food budget. Collecting food items is a simple way to make a contribution.

Here are some tips and ideas to help get your food drive started:

  • Choose a name, theme, and time frame for your food drive.
  • Check with us about our current “most wanted foods list” to ensure your supporting our most important needs.
  • Determine the format: Will you collect one type of item (e.g. a soup or peanut butter challenge) or any items? Will you deliver your collected food items to our location or order items online and have them shipped directly to our office?
  • Establish responsibilities and your plan for organizing and executing your food drive.
  • Think about how you will communicate/promote it.
  • Remember, you can do a food drive any time of year; it doesn’t have to centre around a holiday.

We’re happy to help! Contact Chris White or complete our form when you’re ready.

Chris White
(519) 576-3443 ext. 4

Help Kids in Waterloo Region

Consistent hunger, even just over weekends and extended school breaks, can set a child back for life. Most people aren’t aware that there is a significant number of children living with chronic hunger in our community.

Your donation can make a difference to kids in Waterloo Region.