Community Meals.
Programs often run by volunteers that organizes suppers, lunches or other get-togethers that give community residents an opportunity to meet one another in a friendly and informal atmosphere while sharing a meal.
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Community Breakfast
Knox Presbyterian Church
Phone: 905-689-8115
Contact: George Robertson, Pastor
Address: 80 Mill St N, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H0
Hours: Second and third Sat of the month 8 am–10 am
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: No registration required
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the church building is closed and all in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Program offers Saturday morning breakfast to the community twice per month.
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Community Outreach Program
New Vision United Church
Phone: 905-522-6843
Contact: Pam Wilson, Office Secretary
Address: 24 Main St W, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1H2
Hours: Thu 10 am-1 pm (Lunch 12:15 pm-1 pm)
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families/Individuals who are in need and on a low income.
How to apply:
During COVID-19, New Vision United Church is offering snacks and rest space to homeless individuals and others in need. This service is available Mon-Sun 5 pm-10 pm. Program provides lunch, worship service and fellowship. One-on-one counselling and access to food cupboard is also available.
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De Mazenod Door Outreach
Phone: (905) 522-9828
Contact: Fr. Tony O'Dell, President & CEO
Address: St. Patrick Parish, 440 King St E, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1C6
Hours: Sat-Thurs Breakfast 10 am-11 am, Lunch 11 am-1 pm; Fri (BBQ) Breakfast 10 am-11 am, Lunch 1 pm-2:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all ages.
How to apply:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, De Mazenod Door Outreach is continuing to run with a modified method of service. Please see website (http://demazenod-door.ca/) for more details. Provides free daily breakfast and lunch meals to individuals in need. Friday meals are provided as a BBQ. Located in St. Patrick Parish with meal service area in St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School.
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Drop-In Programs
Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton
Phone: 905-549-2814
Contact: Mila Minic, Manager, School Age Services
Address: 45 Ellis Ave, Hamilton, ON, L8H 4L8
Dates: TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Hours: Hours vary by program * contact for information
Cost: Membership - Child (ages 12 and under) $5; Youth (ages 13-18 and full-time students up to 24) $10; Adult $107.35; Senior (ages 55 and over) $56.50; Program - all programs free with club membership
Who can access this service?: Open to all * some programs are geared towards specific age groups * contact for more information
How to apply:
Due to the COVID-19 virus all of Boys and Girls Clubs Hamilton's programs have been cancelled and all locations are closed. Tech Centre Provides public free high speed Internet access for use as a resource for job searches or to enhance digital literacy. There are also scanners and a laser printer. Games Centre A variety of games available including pool, foosball, air hockey, board games, ping-pong, and the latest video games. Jam 101 A music education program in collaboration with <a href=https://redbook.hpl.ca/redbook/record/HAM2112>Hamilton Music Collective's, An Instrument for Every Child Program</a>. Introduces children to a wide variety of musical instruments to spark children's curiosity and interest. Dinner Club Mon-Fri 5 pm-5:30 pm - Provides young people with resources to enhance and expand their access to food, education relating to food, and the development of healthy habits and life skills. Cool Moves A healthy lifestyle program that tackles poor eating habits and inactivity among kids (ages 7 and older)
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Food Access Programs, Dinner With a Movie
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-522-3233
Contact:
Website: www.hucchc.com
Address: 71 Rebecca St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1B6
Hours: 3rd Friday of each month, 5 pm-8 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all, with a focus on low income individuals and families
How to apply:
Due to COVID-19 this service is experiencing a closure. Program offers dinner and a movie to the community.
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Let's Do Lunch
Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Phone: 905-648-6024
Contact: Rev. John T Read
Website: www.standrews.ws
Address: Ancaster Apsotolic Church, 91 Carrington Court, Ancaster, ON, L9G 1R2
Dates: Sept - May
Hours: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12 pm-1 pm
Cost: None - Donation accepted
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the church building is closed and all in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Program offers a monthly lunch for seniors in Ancaster the community.
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Loonie Lunch
Saint Andrew's United Church
Phone: 905-383-7411
Contact: Laurie White, Minister
Address: 479 Upper Paradise Rd, Hamilton, ON, L9C 5E2
Dates: Fall to Spring * Closed in the summer
Hours: 12pm-1:30pm
Cost: Program - $1 or donation
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the church building is closed and all in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Program offers 2 kinds of soup (one vegetarian) and a sandwich lunch along with the opportunity for community fellowship.
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Lunch in the Country
Jerseyville United Church
Phone: 905-648-5433
Contact: Mamie McCromack, Chair
Address: 17 Field Rd, Ancaster, ON, L0R 1R0
Dates: Sep-Jun
Hours: Second Wed of each month at 12 noon
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the church building is closed and all in-person programming has been suspended until further notice. Program offers free soup, sandwiches, coffee, tea and dessert. There is a free will donation for those who are able.
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Men's Breakfast
Hess Street Baptist Mission Inc.
Phone: 905-529-4187
Contact:
Address: 179 Hess St N, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2T1
Hours: Hours vary * contact for details
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Men
How to apply: Drop-in, no application required
Offers community breakfast for men to gather, eat, share, and pray.
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Oasis Coffeehouse Breakfast Program
Living Rock Ministries
Phone: 905-528-7625
Contact:
Address: 30 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1C5
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:45 am-9:30 am
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 13 years to 25 years; Youth
How to apply: Drop-In, no registration required
Due to the COVID-19 virus all Living Rock facilities are closed. Breakfast is being handed out at the side door Monday to Friday 9 am-10 am. Free breakfast available Mon-Fri for youth aged 13-25. During the program youth also have access to showers, hygiene produces, clothing, wifi, computers, and crisis and housing support. Weekly themed activities such as wellness, arts and crafts. Program is part of the Oasis Coffeehouse supported through the <a href=https://redbook.hpl.ca/redbook/record/HAM4656>Living Rock Cooking Programs</a>
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Oasis Coffehouse Evening Drop-In
Living Rock Ministries
Phone: 905-528-7625
Contact:
Address: 30 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1C5
Hours: Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30 pm-9 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 13 years to 25 years; youth
How to apply: Drop-In, no registration required
Due to the COVID-19 virus all Living Rock facilities are closed. Dinner is being handed out at the side door Monday to Friday 4 pm-5 pm. A safe community for youth to come and share a warm and nutritious meal. Also offers a variety of positive social activities such as wellness spa night, sports and recreation, cultural theme nights, and movie and game nights. Youth are able to access support through crisis response, referrals, and use the "work to earn" model to receive incentives such as bus tickets or snacks. Program is part of the Oasis Coffeehouse supported through the <a href=https://redbook.hpl.ca/redbook/record/HAM4656>Living Rock Cooking Programs</a>
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Out of the Cold Day Program
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: St. Stephen on the Mount Anglican Church, 625 Concession St, Hamilton, ON, L8V 1B7
Dates: Nov 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2020
Hours: Wed 4:30 pm;Temporarily closed during COVID-19 pandemic
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply:
This service/organization is experiencing a closure or cancellation due to the COVID-19 virus. Visit the City of Hamilton <a href=https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/affected-city-services>Closures and Cancellations website</a> for details and updates. Provides free hot meals to people in need on Tuesdays. Organized through Hamilton Out of the Cold which is a not-for-profit, non-denominational program serving hot nutritious meals six days a week from 10 locations throughout November to March.
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Seniors Fitness and Breakfast
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
Phone: 905-574-1334 x305
Contact:
Address: Hamilton Community Food Centre, 310 Limeridge Rd W, Hamilton, ON, L9C 2V2
Hours: Tue & Fri; fitness program 9:30 am-10:30 am; breakfast 10:30 am-11:00 am
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 55 years and older; Older adults, with no strict age requirements
How to apply: No registration required
Due to the COVID-19 virus, all meals are take-out only and are offered at no cost. Free program focused on wellness for seniors includes exercise with YWCA staff and breakfast.