Food Banks.
Food Banks and Emergency Food programs provide individuals and families with grocery items free of charge.
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BlueDoor Food Pantry
Hamilton Dream Center (The)
Phone: 905-527-8605
Contact: Brenda Paszkat, Food Bank Manager
Address: 627 Main St E, Hamilton, ON, L8M 1J5
Hours: Office hours: Tue-Thu 9:30am-3:30pm * Food Bank hours: Tue 9:30am until last appointment * Thu 9:30am until last appointment * By appointment only
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Individuals on low working income or low pension income who live in the City of Hamilton. Only OW and ODSP recipients living in the service area of Wellington St. to Parkdale Ave. and Cumberland Ave. to Burlington St. may have access this service.
How to apply: By appointment only * Must provide an income statement, a rent receipt, proof of address, and photo ID for each person listed on the file.
During the COVID-19 pandemic The Hamilton Dream Center is offering food bank support by appointment only - call 905-527-8605 to arrange to pick up a 10 item food bag. No clothing is being provided at this time. Provides food and clothing to individuals in need.
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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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East Hamilton Food Centre
Mission Services of Hamilton
Phone: 905-574-6201
Contact:
Address: 625 Greenhill Ave, Hamilton, ON, L8K 5N8
Dates: Temporarily closed during COVID-19 pandemic
Hours: Tue and Thu 1 pm-4 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all families and individuals who are on a low income and in need of food assistance.
How to apply: Contact for information. Bring: identification for all members of the household, proof of address, rent or mortgage statements, and copies of utility statements
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the East Hamilton Food Centre has been closed until further notice. The Good Food Centre at 196 Wentworth St N remains open. An emergency food bank operated in partnership with Davis Creek neighbourhood organization. Also offers hygiene supplies when available.
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Emergency food and clothing bank
Good Shepherd Centres
Phone: 905-972-9485 press option 1
Contact: Mark Tennant,
Email: info@gsch.ca
Address: 155 Cannon St E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 0A2
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 am-3 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: All families (including newcomer families) and individuals that meet a low income assessment are eligible.
How to apply: Contact for information. An attendant will schedule an appointment for the caller to attend and be registered.
Due to the COVID-19 virus the Venture Centre is enforcing social distancing by limiting number of clients shopping in the Market Place to 10 at any given time, while eliminating clothing and housewares from the shop until further notice. To ensure social distancing only one household member will be allowed in at one time and a maximum of 10 guests in the waiting room. Provides emergency food and clothing for families and individuals in need.
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Emergency Food Pantry
Eva Rothwell Centre
Phone: 905-526-1558 x419
Contact:
Address: 460 Wentworth St N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 5W8
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all individuals and families in need
How to apply:
Due to COVID-19, the Eva Rothwell Centre will be CLOSED until further notice. To request assistance from the Emergency Food Pantry, please email sam.campanella@evarothwell.ca or call 905-526-1558 x419 to set up an appointment. Food Pantry is available to anyone in need. Donations are welcome.
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Emergency Food Program
Parkview Church
Phone: 905-574-6917
Contact: Rev Jon Huxtable, Pastor
Address: 1120 West 5th St, Hamilton, ON, L9B 1J6
Hours: Mon-Thu 10 am-1 pm, Fri 10 am-12 noon
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Individuals and families in need
How to apply: No application required, service is first-come first-served. Please bring ID and proof of income (such as a stub from Ontario Works or ODSP) or a referral slip from a referring agency
Distrubutes food to Hamilton residents through donations from local bakeries and grocery stores. This is NOT a food bank, but can occassionaly supplemet what individuals or families receive from food banks.
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Emergency Outreach Program
Native Women's Centre
Phone: 905-664-1114
Contact: Emergency Outreach Worker
Address:
Hours: Admin: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Food hamper delivery hours vary
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Hamilton Aboriginal population
How to apply: Call and leave message
Provides emergency food hampers to Indigenous people living in the Hamilton area who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Food hampers are delivered to the applicants homes.
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Flamborough Food Bank
Phone: 905-690-1036
Contact:
Address: Carlisle United Church, 1432 Centre Rd, Carlisle, ON, L0R 1H1
Hours: Wed 1 pm-3 pm and 7 pm-8:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Anyone in need of food and personal care supplements who is not registered at another food bank.
How to apply: Registration form needs to be filled out at the food bank. Bring Photo ID, proof of residency, income and major expenses.
Due to the COVID-19 virus food bank clients are no longer entering the food bank for personal shopping. All food bank items are gathered into pre-packaged hampers. Hours of operation remain Wednesday 1pm-3pm and 7pm-8:30pm. Community food bank located in Carlisle United Church. Food drop off places include: * Sobeys (255 Dundas Street East, Waterdown) * Fortino’s (115 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown) * Waterdown Fire Station 24 (252 Parkside Drive, Waterdown) For major donations please call in advance as we can not accept donations during office hours.
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Food Bank
All Nations Full Gospel Church
Phone: 416-667-9333
Contact: Pastor Dike Odimuko, Pastor
Website: www.anfgc.org/
Address: 1209 Main St E, Hamilton, ON, L8K 1A3
Hours: Sun 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: Contact for information. Photo ID is required.
Provides emergency food assistance to people in need.
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Food Bank
Ancaster Community Services
Phone: 905-648-6675
Contact: Paula Jones, Supervisor, Volunteer and Social Services
Address: Ancaster Municipal Service Centre and Library, 300 Wilson Lower Level, Ancaster, ON, L9G 2B9
Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm, Food Bank: Mon, Tue 9 am-4 pm by appointment only
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Low income individuals and families residing in the Ancaster or surrounding area
How to apply: By appointment only * Must provide identification for each member of the household, proof of income, proof of expenses (utility bills, telephone and cable bills etc.), and proof of address
Food bank services are available during the COVID-19 pandemic by appointment only. Social-distancing measures are in place for food pick up. Provides non-perishable food on an emergency basis to residents in need.
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Food Bank
Hamilton Jewish Family Services
Phone: 905-627-9922
Contact: Alexis Wenzowski, Director
Address: 30 King St E, Dundas, ON, L9H 5G4
Hours: Mon-Thu 10 am-12:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Interview required to determine eligibility.
How to apply:
Provides Kosher food and personal care products to families and individuals. Allows clients to collect their own goods according to the size of the household and their needs.
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Food Bank
Restoration House Hamilton
Phone: 905-527-1622
Contact: Pastor Olayinka Dada,
Address: 54 Vine St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2A7
Hours: Tue, Fri, Sun 12 noon-2 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to any family or individual in need on a low income.
How to apply: Call for information
The food bank offers emergency food assistance to all persons living in poverty and with low incomes.
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Food Bank
Salvation Army (The)
Phone: 905-627-0572
Contact: Shirley Molloy, Program Director
Address: 150 King St W Ste 1, Dundas, ON, L9H 1V4
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 am-11:30 am * Fri 1 pm-3:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all families and/or individuals who are in need and on a low income.
How to apply: Call ahead to make an appointment
Due to COVID-19 Salvation Army is offering food delivery to isolated seniors and vulnerable individuals. Provides emergency help in the form of a community food bank. The food bank sometimes has fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Food Bank
Salvation Army (The)
Phone: 905-540-1888
Contact: Shirley Molloy, Program Director
Address: 80 Bay St N, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3N3
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 9:30 am-11:45 am, 1 pm-3:30 pm * Thu 9:30 am-11:45 am
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all families and/or individuals who are in need and on a low income.
How to apply: Users can access the food bank monthly, to a maximum of 12 times per year.
Due to COVID-19 Salvation Army is offering food delivery to isolated seniors and vulnerable individuals. Provides emergency help in the form of a community food bank.
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Food Bank
Welcome Inn Community Centre
Phone: 905-525-5824
Contact: Krista Rao, Community Programs Coordinator
Address: 40 Wood St E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 3Y3
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:30 am-2 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: Contact for information * ID is required for each member of the household
During COVID-19 the Welcome Inn Food Bank will be distributing food as prepackaged hampers, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:30 am-2 pm based on household size. Emergency food bank. Provides three-day supply of food and personal hygiene products. Can be accessed once per household every 30 days.
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Food Bank and Emergency Services
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
Phone: 905-574-1334
Contact: Charlotte Redekop-Young, Manager of Emergency Food Services
Address: 28 Athens St, Hamilton, ON, L9C 3K9
Hours: Mon-Wed 9:30 am-3:30 pm * Thu 12:30 pm-7:30 pm * Fri Closed
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals who are in need, and on a low income.
How to apply: Contact for information and to book intake appointment Bring: * Identification for all members of the household * Proof of address * Proof of income
Due to the COVID-19 virus the Food Bank is now operating Monday to Wednesday, 9:30 am-3:15 pm, Thursday 12:30 pm-7:15 pm. Supplementary and emergency food, for residents of Hamilton mountain and neighbouring communities. Pet food assistance is also available. Mobile food bank for community members who cannot access food bank, due to illness or disability. Mountain residents only. Doctor referral is required.
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Food Pantry
King's Way Outreach Centre (The)
Phone: 905-296-9473
Contact: Antoinette Laffrenier, Manager
Website: alifeatatime.com
Address: 649 King St E, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1E5
Dates: TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Hours: Mon-Thu 11 am-12:30 pm, 1:30pm - 3pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals who are in need and on a low income
How to apply: No registration or ID required. Bring own bags.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the King's Way Outreach is temporarily closed. Grocery baskets provided to those in need upon request as food items are available. Donations for the food pantry accepted during hours of operation.
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Food With Grace
Grace Anglican Church Waterdown
Phone: 905-689-6715 x80
Contact: Cindy Allen, Administrator
Address: 157 Mill St N, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H0
Hours: Pickup: Tue 2pm-6pm *Donation drop off Tues 11am-5pm; Wed, Thurs 10am-3pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Anyone in need of food or personal care items
How to apply:
During COVID 19 Food with Grace remains open with precautionary restrictions. Food bank is operating Tuesdays 2 pm-6 pm. Please do not arrive before 1:30 pm. Food assistance will be provided with pre-made bags of food at the entrance door. Provides emergency food parcels and personal care items for families and individuals in need of assistance. Donations of non-perishable items can be dropped off in the Food with Grace boxes at Sobey's, Fortino's, or No Frill's stores in Waterdown, or at Grace Church.
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Giving Cupboard (The)
Crown Point Community Church
Phone: 905-545-2002
Contact: Pastor Liana Brown
Address: 92 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON, L8H 3Z1
Hours: Wed 12 pm-2 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all neighbourhood residents
How to apply:
During the COVID-19 pandeic, The Giving Cupboard will remain open on Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm for those who are in need of food for now. Please check the website (http://crownpointcommunity.ca/) for updates. Food pantry, stocked with non perishable staples for those in need in the neighbourhood. Clients can shop once every calendar month, using a points system.
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Glanbrook Community Food Bank
Christ Church Woodburn
Phone: 905-692-3781
Contact:
Address: Christ Anglican Church, 1307 Woodburn Rd, Binbrook, ON, L0R 1P0
Hours: Thu 9 am-11 am
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Low income individuals and families residing in the Glanbrook area
How to apply: Call or drop in for information
Community food bank operated by Christ Anglican Church that provides emergency help to individuals and families.
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Good Food Centre
Mission Services of Hamilton
Phone: 905-528-4212
Contact: Sue Smith, Director of Food Services
Address: 196 Wentworth St N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 5V7
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3 pm; Tue, Thu 9 am-12 noon
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all families and individuals who are on a low income and in need of food assistance.
How to apply: Contact for information. Bring: identification for all members of the household, proof of address, rent or mortgage statements, and copies of utility statements
During COVID-19 the Good Food Centre will remain open while supplies last. Provides emergency access to food in a community-based setting while working to improve skills related to healthy eating. Each hamper aims to include all 5 food groups and each contains a 3-5 day supply of food for every person in the household. Hamper contents depend of availability, can also provide personal care items such as toothpaste, diapers, and razors.
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Hamilton East Campus Food Bank
Seventh Day Adventist Church, East Hamilton Location
Phone: 905-545-6180
Contact:
Address: 203 Bell Ave, Hamilton, ON, L8K 3E5
Hours: Hours vary * contact for details
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Individuals and families requiring urgent basic needs
How to apply: Call or send an email describing the need or situation.
Community service exists to fill in the gap for individuals and families in urgent need of basic needs such as food, supplies or any type of immediate emotional support for those who are grieving. Donations of non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies and toiletries are welcome from the community.
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Infant Formula and Diaper Bank
Essential Aid and Family Services
Phone: 289-799-9514
Contact: Raven van Bommel, Founder and Executive Director
Address: 100 Main St E Suite 109, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1G5
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 10 am-12 noon
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families and Individuals with children aged 0-3 years who are in need of assistance.
How to apply: Valid ID for each qualifying family member is required for registration.
Provides emergency supply of infant formula, baby food, and diapers to families with children aged 0-3 years. Assistance provided up to once every 2 months.
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Meals and Feeding Programs
King's Way Outreach Centre (The)
Phone: 905-296-9473
Contact: Antoinette Laffrenier, Manager
Website: alifeatatime.com
Address: 649 King St E, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1E5
Hours: Breakfast: Mon-Thu 11 am-12:30 pm * Lunch: Mon-Thu 1:30 pm-3 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families and individuals in need, who are on a low income.
How to apply:
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the King's Way Outreach is temporarily closed. Program offers continental breakfast, hot lunches and pizza night for those in need.
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Niwasa Food Bank
Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg
Phone: 905-549-4884
Contact:
Address: 785 Britannia Ave, Hamilton, ON, L8H 2B6
Hours: Mon and Thurs 9 am-12 noon, Wed 2 pm-5 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all.
How to apply: Photo identification required.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg has closed all programs and services until further notice. Niwasa Food Bank will be operating by delivery and appointment only. To book an appointment please call (905) 549-4884 Ext 416, Mon-Thurs 9 am -4 pm. Please see website (https://niwasa.ca/) for more details. Provides food to residents in need.
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Resource Centre & Food Bank
ICNA Relief Canada
Phone: 289-780-8901
Contact: Sheikh Abu Noman Tarek,
Address: 192 Greenwich St, Brantford, ON, N3S 2X6
Hours: Hours vary * contact for details
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Individuals or families on a low income in the greater Hamilton area.
How to apply: Online Registration Required: Register online <a href=https://icnareliefcanada.ca/register-food-bank>here</a> After registration email proof of income at hamiltonfb@icnareliefcanada.ca
During COVID-19 the Food Bank is still making deliveries to vulnerable people and people with food needs. Also providing support through professional counsellors available via phone and online. Community-supported project, completely dependent on donations of cash and non-perishable foods and open to all those in need. Home Delivery Service only. Food delivered to your home once a month upon approval.
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Stacey's Place Youth Food Bank and Rock Shop
Living Rock Ministries
Phone: 905-528-7625 x259
Contact: Melissa Henley, Coordinator, Food Bank
Address: 30 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1C5
Hours: Tue, Thu 1 pm-4 pm * Wed 1:30 pm-4 pm * Sat 1:30 pm-4 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 13 years to 25 years; Must bring ID to verify birth date
How to apply:
Due to the COVID-19 virus all Living Rock facilities are closed. Food hampers are available at the side door Tuesday and Thursday 1 pm-4 pm. See website (https://www.livingrock.ca/) for weekly calendar. Emergency services and grocery support for youth in the community. Provides food, clothing, hospital care packages, baby products and hygiene items. Offers nutrition and budgeting programs. Provides connection to Wellness Works Coordinator. Distributes Christmas Hampers to those in need. Youth can also trade in "Rock Bucks" earned through the Living Rock educational programs to "purchase" household items or clothing.
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Stoney Creek Community Food Bank
Phone: 905-643-2090
Contact: Wilf Rogers, Chairperson
Address: Former Creek Community Church, Rear Entrance, 605 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 5G2
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu 9:30 am-1 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to any family or individual in need and on a low income. Must be a resident of Stoney Creek.
How to apply: Must provide proof of Stoney Creek residency.
The purpose of the food bank is to provide assistance to the people of Stoney Creek who are economically disadvantaged. Adequate stocks of nutritional foods are distributed to the clientele. A piece of I.D is required e.g. utility bill, drivers licence etc. to prove residence.
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The Table
Hamilton Dream Center (The)
Phone: 905-527-8605
Contact:
Address: 627 Main St E, Hamilton, ON, L8M 1J5
Hours: Wed 6:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply:
During the COVID-19 pandemic The Hamilton Dream Center is offering food bank support by appointment only - call 905-527-8605 to arrange to pick up a 10 item food bag. Serves free hot take-away meals to everyone, from 6:30pm until the food runs out.