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Kindred food drive contributes $63,000 to community food security

The results are in! Kindred teammates, members, and community came together in the month of November to raise a total of $29,000 across our branches. All eight of Kindred’s branches and our head office participated in the first Kindred-wide food drive by collecting financial donations and non-perishable items. Kindred is pleased to contribute a matching contribution of $24,000 plus two additional donations through November: Food 4 Kids WR received $5,000, and $5,000 will go to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. The donations raised by branches and matching funds are being distributed to local food banks in their respective communities.

Food security is recognized as a pressing issue that is increasing in severity across our communities. Through our community engagement work, we have learned that food banks are seeing sustained increases in demand for their programs and resources at record breaking levels. According to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region there are now “1 in 10 households in Waterloo region struggling to put food on the table.” At Kindred, we believe in Banking with Purpose, and we’re grateful to our faithful members and for community partners who help bring our purpose to life in the communities we’re so fortunate to serve.

John Klassen, Kindred’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, noted, “It has been inspiring to see the Kindred teammates and member communities come together in support of this important initiative. We are pleased with the results, and extend a heartfelt thank-you to each and every person who contributed. We know your donations will benefit each community and our neighbours who are facing hunger.”

Location Local Organization/Food Bank
Aylmer The Family Central
Elmira Woolwich Food Bank
New Hamburg Wilmot Family Resource Centre
Kitchener Cambridge Food Bank
Leamington Leamington-Mersea Goodfellows Club
Milverton Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
Mount Forest Mount Forest Christmas Bureau Turkey Drive
Waterloo Marillac Place
Head Office Food Bank of Waterloo Region

Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated, donated, and spread the word! Your generosity means more meals will get on the tables of those who need it most.


About Kindred Credit Union

Kindred Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative based in southwestern Ontario. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything we do and makes us the one-of-a-kind choice for those who want to connect their values and faith with their finances. Kindred offers a complete range of banking, borrowing, and investing products and services through eight branches and online. Members benefit from access to over 43,000 surcharge-free ATMs through THE EXCHANGE® Network in Canada and the Allpoint Network in the US. To learn more about Kindred, visit

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