Upcoming Events


Celebrate the Opening Ceremonies of Oktoberfest and enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest sausage nestled in a fresh bun, cookies and a cold drink served by Kitchener Council and staff. For more information click here.

 Date -        Friday, October 9, 2015
 Time - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Cost -
$5 - Proceeds go to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
Additional monetary and non-perishable food donations also gratefully accepted.
 Location - 
Kitchener City Hall, Carl Zehr Square
200 King Street West, Kitchener

34th Annual Oktoberfest Family Breakfast

Come join an Oktoberfest tradition with the 34th Annual Oktoberfest Family Breakfast! Tasty Aunt Jemima Pancakes and Pillers Sausages cooked up by the students of the Conestoga College Culinary Program. Great food, great entertainment and a chance to have breakfast served to you by the Rogers Kitchener Radio Group personalities of CHYM 96.7, 570 News and Country 106.7. While supplies last. For more information click here.

 Date -        Saturday, October 11, 2015
 Time - 7:30 am
 Cost -
Monetary and non-perishable food donations for The Food Bank are encouraged.
 Location - 

*New Location*
Bingemans Kool Haus Tent
425 Bingeman Centre Drive, Kitchener

Onkel Hans Food Drive

Share in the joy of Thanksgiving by helping our community with the Onkel Hans Food Drive. Bring your non-perishable food items with you to the Thanksgiving Day Parade and volunteers will happily collect them along the route! For more information click here.

 Date -        Monday, October 12, 2015
 Time - 8:45 am
 Cost -
Monetary and non-perishable food donations for The Food Bank are encouraged.
 Location - 
*New Route*
Click here
to see route map.

Kitchener Rangers Food Bank Game Day

Bring your food and fund donations to the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Game vs. The Sudbury Wolves, and cheer on our Rangers! Click here to purchase tickets.

 Date -        Monday, October 12, 2015
 Time - 2:00 pm
 Location - 
The Aud - Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
400 East Avenue, Kitchener

Fire To Food Bank 365 - Enter the food donation photo contest!

Fire to Food Bank 365 is a new initiative of Waterloo Fire & Rescue to raise food year round to help households in need. To kick it off they are challenging you! Will you accept the challenge? For more information click here.

Here's how it works:

  1. Follow @FoodBankWatReg and @FireToFoodBank on Twitter.
  2. Fill a bag with non-perishable food donations. The most needed items include canned fish, peanut butter, canned fruit, and dry beans.
  3. Drop by any of our 4 fire stations in Waterloo.
  4. Take a photo when you drop off your food donation.
  5. Tweet your photo to @FoodBankWatReg and @FireToFoodBank. It's that easy! Help spread the word! Each tweet with a different photo will count as one entry!
  6. All Twitter addresses will be entered into a draw to win lunch for 5 at the Daily Grill Restaurant, Waterloo with Wendi Campbell, Executive Director of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and Richard Hepditch, Fire Chief of Waterloo Fire Rescue.
  7. The winner of this contest will be notified by Twitter direct message service; it is important to follow @FoodBankWatReg and @FireToFoodBank to ensure we can reach you!
  8. The contest begins Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 and closes on Wednesday, October 20th, 2015. The winner will be announced October 21st, 2015.

Remember 1 in 20 households are struggling with hunger 365 days a year.
Together we feed neighbours!

 Date -   September 23 - October 20, 2015
 Location - Drop your donation off at any of the 4 fire stations in Waterloo.

Great Food Sort Challenge

Gather your colleagues together for a great team building experience where the outcome is helping The Food Bank. This is a unique and fun-filled opportunity for your team to prepare food donations for sharing with our neighbours in need. Nothing is better than working together for a great cause. For more information click here.

 Date -        October 20-22, 2015
 Time - time slots vary
 Cost - $350 per team*
 Location - 
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
50 Alpine Court, Kitchener