Success Stories


In 2007 Suzy came to the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank seeking help with providing food for her three children. As a single mother she was finding feeding growing teenagers was an ongoing demand. With assistance from staff Suzy was accepted into Small Steps to Success Program. After successfully completing this 13 week program she proceeded to Conestoga College in Social Services.
In 2011 Suzy was hired as a Community Outreach Worker.
In 2012 Suzy was named by the YWCA of Cambridge as Woman of Distinction.

I continue to be very much impressed with the work going on at the Food Bank. I say this being made aware of the social, spiritual, psychological aspects of the work being done.....much more than food."


Thank you so much for your kindness. One day my children will know of your kindness and then feel the true spirit of Christmas and help someone in return. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I found this poem and thought of the work at the Food Bank.

A client

Oh I believe there are angels among us.
Sent down to us from somewhere up above.
They come to you and me in our darkest hour.
To show us how to live, to teach us how to give.
To guide us with a light of love.

Fran & Don

Fran and Don moved from Vancouver Island in 2006. Since coming to Cambridge they have connected with the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. Not only are they active Co-op members Fran has completed the Mentoring Program and the Safe Food Handling Course. Fran also serves on the Co-op advisor committee. Don is an active volunteer with the Saturday Lunch program, Mike’s lunch program as well as the seniors program. In 2010 Fran was named as a Cambridge YWCA Woman of Distinction

The support (at the Cambridge Food Bank ) is incredible.
........ This is what spurs me on and I have goals today that I will fulfill with joy.