Every year Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is proud to help The Food Bank. In 48 years, the Onkel Hans Food Drive has collected in excess of 1.3 million lbs of food.

The need for food support is great in Waterloo Region. The generosity and caring attitude in our community is also great.

We recognize the importance of the work of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and the network of agencies that work together to make this community stronger. We want to make it easy for everyone to get involved in the Onkel Hans Food Drive so we can help more people share in the Gemütlichkeit of this festival!

Even if you can’t make it to the parade you can join the Onkel Hans Team! Every dollar raised provides 3 meals in our community.

Together with Onkel Hans we will help The Food Bank exceed its goal of raising food and funds for 50,000 meals so no one goes hungry.