Community Kitchens.
A community kitchen is a public space where people get together and cook on a regular basis. Community kitchens offer the opportunity to share skills, socialize, and reduce costs by purchasing collectively.
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Community Food Centre
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
Phone: 905-574-1334 ext 303
Contact: Danielle Boissoneau, Community Action Coordinator
Address: 28 Athens St, Hamilton, ON, L9C 3K9
Hours: Varies by program * Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: Contact for information
Food-based programs that bring everyone together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food.
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Cooking at the Core
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-522-3233
Contact:
Address: 71 Rebecca St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1B6
Hours: Hours vary - 8 week sessions offered 4 times per year
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: Contact for information * Registration required
Offering a weekly, eight-week program in which participants learn about food, nutrition, healthy eating, kitchen safety, safe food handling, and basic cooking techniques. Offered up to four times per year.
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Cooking up Connections with Newcomer Youth
Living Rock Ministries
Phone: 905-528-7625 ext 237
Contact: Stacey Callahan, Food Bank Coordinator
Address: 30 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1C5
Dates: Mar-May
Hours: Sat 2 pm-4:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 13 years to 25 years; Newcomer youth from the Rock and community
How to apply: Contact for information
12 week cooking program in the Living Rock industrial kitchen that encourages newcomer youth to participate in civil engagement by making cultural food to be shared in the Living Rock Weekend Program. Youth cook, eat together, serve youth in the Weekend Program and participate in clean-up. Cooking includes vegetarian and halal food. There are incentives for participation, such as Rock Bucks and volunteer hours.
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Diabetes Kitchen Program
North Hamilton Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-523-6611 ext 3047
Contact: Cory Ma, Registered Dietitian
Email: ma@nhchc.ca
Address: 438 Hughson St N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 4N5
Dates: Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov
Hours: Hours vary
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Individuals with a diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes. Participants may bring a family member or caregiver.
How to apply: Contact for information
Program provides learning opportunities that help participants develop skill and confidence in the kitchen. Topics include equipment handling, food preparation techniques, primers on healthy and vegetarian eating, and cost management in food preparation. Program sessions run once a month, for three months.
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Hamilton Community Food Centre
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
Phone: 905-574-1334 ext 303
Contact: Danielle B
Address: 310 Limeridge Rd W, Hamilton, ON, L9C 2V2
Hours: Varies by program
Cost: None - All programs except Good Food Market and Café (Saturdays)
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: Depends on program, contact for information
A welcoming and safe community space offering food-based programs that bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food. A partner site of Community Food Centres Canada (www.cfccanada.ca), which provides resources and support to partner organizations across Canada to create community food centres and empower communities to work toward a healthy and fair food system. Programs include: Community action training, after school program, language exchange drop-in (Arabic, Kurdish, and English), Global Roots lunch drop-in, advocacy office, family dinner, intercultural community kitchen, and Good Food low-cost market and café. Also a program site for Welcome Baby (Public Health Service) and Rolston Planning Team (Neighbourhood Action Plan).
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Inner City Women’s Collective Kitchen
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-522-3233
Contact:
Website: www.hucchc.com
Address: 71 Rebecca St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1B6
Hours: Twice a month, contact for information
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Women
How to apply: Contact for information
Offers a place to plan and cook affordable meals, learn and share skills helpful in budgeting, shopping and preparation of healthy food. The initiative is aimed to address food access, reduced social isolation, community engagement and capacity building.
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Kids in the Kitchen
Wesley
Phone: 905-521-0926
Contact:
Website: www.wesley.ca
Address: Beasley Community Centre, 145 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1E4
Hours: Mon 1 pm-3 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 2 years 5 months to 5 years; Children and their parents/caregivers
How to apply: Pre-registration is required
Program offered to children to learn new words and have early math and science experiences through cooking. Participants get to cook with their children.
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Seniors Community Kitchen
North Hamilton Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-523-6611
Contact: Scott Paige, Community Development Worker
Address: 438 Hughson St N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 4N5
Hours: Third Fri of the month 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Older adults
How to apply: Appointment/registration
Program offering north end senior residents, and senior clients of the centre, who wish to learn about nutrition, increase skills around budgeting and food purchasing, and socialize in a healthy environment.