Thanks to our amazing Westheights volunteers and our generous Forest Heights neighbours, we collected 2,165 pounds of food for Waterloo region families facing food insecurity.
Over nine years of Halloween for Hunger collections, we have collected just over 19,000 pounds! The Food Bank calculates that this is equivalent to 14,844 meals which Westheights Church and our neighbours have provided over the last nine years.
This year alone, we provided 1,691 meals for food insecure households! That’s enough to feed a family of four for approximately 1.2 years!
More than 33,000 people received essential food support last year in Waterloo Region. One in 20 households need support. One in five of these people are working. There is no one type of person that turns to food banks for help.
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region expressed great appreciation at the generosity of Westheights Church and our neighbours.