Food Banks.
Food Banks and Emergency Food programs provide individuals and families with grocery items free of charge.
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Adventist Community Services - Hamilton East Campus Food Bank
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Phone: 905-545-6180 * 905-577-7543
Contact: Pauline Campbell, Director for Adventist Community Services
Address: 203 Bell Ave, Hamilton, ON, L8K 3E5
Hours: None: Not operational on an hourly basis, but on a case by case basis
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. Assurance of immediate response to provide relief
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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BarakahBox Food Bank
Mishka Social Services
Phone: 289-887-4416
Contact: Nadia Ahmed, Food Bank Manager
Address: 150 Brant Ave, Brantford, ON, N3T 3H7
Hours: First Sat of the month
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Individuals and families living at or below the poverty line
How to apply: Open to all
A food bank open to all in need and established to meet the needs of the Muslim diet. Also offers vouchers for halal chicken and eggs.
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Barton Street Food Bank
St. Matthew's House
Phone: 905-523-5546
Contact: Alexandra Grant, Supervisor of Social Services
Address: 414 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 2Y3
Dates: Closed on weekends and statutory holidays.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-11:45 am, 1 pm-3:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to any family or individual in need on a low income.
How to apply: Contact for information
Offers access to emergency food and basic needs to individuals and families at two sites: 785 Britannia Ave and 414 Barton St E.
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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 9:30 am-3:30 pm * Food Bank hours: Tue 9:30 am until last appointment * Thu 9:30 am 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 and photo ID for each person listed on the file.
Service 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, Church 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: No application required
Program provides lunch, worship service and fellowship. One-on-one counselling and access to food cupboard is also available.
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Community Services and Food Bank
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Phone: 905-575-8764
Contact: Olia Griffith, Community Services Leader
Address: 284 Concession St, Hamilton, ON, L9A 1B3
Hours: Wed 6 pm-7 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families and individuals who are in need and on a low income.
How to apply: Bring identification to register as first-time user. Food bank can be used once per month.
Offers emergency services to families and individuals of any religion to assist in meeting immediate needs. Items of clothing are available on occasion.
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Emergency food and clothing bank
Good Shepherd Centres
Phone: 905-972-9485 ext 2
Contact: Mark Tennant,
Email: info@gsch.ca
Address: 155 Cannon St E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 0A2
Dates: Christmas Closure: Dec 1, 2018 to Jan 4, 2019
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 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.
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 ext 419
Contact: Sam Campanella, Executive Director
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: Contact for information
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, Tue, Thu, Fri 10 am-1 pm * Closed on Wed
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Low income individuals and families
How to apply: No application required * Please bring ID and proof of income (such as a stub from Ontario Works or ODSP) or a referral slip from a referring agency
Although it is NOT a food bank, the program occasionally has some food to supplement what one can get from a food bank. Also offers distributing meals on the street in certain locations.
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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 the Hamilton Aboriginal population who are at risk of becoming homeless or are homeless. Food hampers are delivered to the client.
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Flamborough Food Bank
Phone: 905-690-1036 * Flamborough Info 905-689-7880
Contact: Gail Bosma
Address: Carlisle United Church, 1432 Centre Rd, Carlisle, ON, L0R 1H1
Hours: Client hours of operation 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.
How to apply: Fill out registration form at the food bank Can only be registered at one food bank Registration required: Photo ID, proof of residency, income and major expenses.
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 Assistance Program
Ancaster Community Services
Phone: 905-648-6675
Contact: Paula Jones, Supervisor, Volunteer & Social Services
Email: pjones@hpl.ca
Address: Ancaster Municipal Service Centre and Library, 300 Wilson St E Lower Level, Ancaster, ON, L9G 2B9
Hours: Mon, Tue, Fri 9 am-4 pm
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 family, proof of income, address and expenses are required to determine eligibility
Provides emergency food assistance
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Food Bank
All Nations Full Gospel Church
Phone: 905-385-5000
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: No application required
Church program includes emergency food assistance.
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Food Bank
Hamilton Jewish Social Services
Phone: 905-627-9922
Contact: Carol Krames, 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: Contact for information
The kosher food bank helps families and individuals that are experiencing severe financial problems, survive. It also enables families to eat kosher food. There are kosher frozen chickens, ground beef, as well as a full range of canned and dry goods.
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Food Bank
ICNA Relief Canada
Phone: 289-780-8901
Contact: Sheikh Abu Noman Tarek,
Address: 238 Parkdale Ave N, Hamilton, ON, L8H 5X5
Hours: Vary - call for hours
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all, low income.
How to apply: Online Registration Required: Register online here: https://icnareliefcanada.ca/register-food-bank After registration email proof of income at hamiltonfb@icnareliefcanada.ca.
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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Food Bank
Mountain Kidz Klub
Phone: 905-574-4190
Contact: Kathy Archer, Director/Founder
Address: Eastmount Park Community Centre, 115 East 26th St, Hamilton, ON, L8V 3C5
Dates: Registration deadline for Christmas hampers is December * Christmas toy drop off on Suns 1 pm-4 pm
Hours: Wed, Fri 11 am-2 pm * Sun 1 pm-4 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Low income individuals and families
How to apply: By appointment only
Provides emergency food assistance and toiletry bags. Back to school hampers available between August and September, and Christmas hampers available in December
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Food Bank, Dundas Location
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-11:45 am * 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
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, Central Hamilton Location
Salvation Army (The)
Phone: 905-540-1888
Contact: Graham Brown, Executive 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.
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, Co-ordinator
Address: 40 Wood St E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 3Y3
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 11:30 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
The food bank was established to address the growing number of families experiencing hunger. Households receive a three-day supply of food. No one is turned away from receiving. This service is operated primarily by a dedicated group of volunteers. This food bank 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: Food Bank and Community Counselling: Mon-Wed 9:30 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm * Thu 12:30 pm-7:30 pm * Fri Closed * Centre hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-3:30 pm
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
Supplementary and emergency food, for residents of Hamilton mountain and neighbouring communities. For animals - pet food assistance is available. Mobile food bank for community members who cannot access food bank, due to illness or disability. Mountain residents only. Doctor referral is required. Hours: Tues and Thurs afternoon. People must call to do an intake and schedule an appointment. Contact: lryan@n2ncentre.com, 905-574-1334, ext. 208
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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
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.
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 Waterdown Food Bank
Grace Anglican Church Waterdown
Phone: 905-689-6715 or 905-966-7900
Contact: Cindy Allen, Administrator
Address: 157 Mill St N, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H0
Hours: Tue 2 pm-6 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Anyone in need of food or personal care items * Donations welcome - call ahead to arrange food donations
How to apply: Contact for information
Provides emergency food parcels and personal care items for families and individuals in need of assistance. * Back pack food program for students * Volunteer opportunities
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Giving Cupboard (The)
Crown Point Community Church
Phone: 905-545-2002 ext 227
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: Contact for information
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 - Anglican
Phone: 905-692-3781
Contact:
Address: 1307 Woodburn Rd, Hannon, 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: Walk in and complete application form
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: Sheryl Bolton, Director of Community Services
Address: 196 Wentworth St N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 5V7
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all families and individuals who are on a low income and in need
How to apply: No appointment required * Contact for information
Offers emergency food assistance.
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Infant Formula and Diaper Bank
Essential Aid and Family Services
Phone: 289-799-9514
Contact: Raven van Bommel, 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?: Ages 0 to 3 years
How to apply: Valid ID for each qualifying family member is required for registration.
A charitable organization providing free infant and children's essentials to local families in need. Assistance provided up to once every 2 months.
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Roxborough Centre Food Bank
St. Matthew's House
Phone: 905-523-5546 ext 250
Contact: Alexandra Grant, Supervisor, Social Services
Address: St Helen Centre @ McQuesten, 785 Britannia Ave, Hamilton, ON, L8H 2B6
Hours: Mon, Thu 9 am-12 noon * Every Fri, Hot Lunch and Social Gathering
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Seniors, Disabled Adults, Families with children, Individuals living on limited or no incomes, who are in financial distress, at risk of becoming homeless or who are homeless. I.D. is required.
How to apply: Contact for information
Provides 3 days of emergency food once a month to individuals and families. Staff provide practical assistance with problem solving, and access to helpful information and community resources.
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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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Youth Food Bank and Rock Shop
Living Rock Ministries
Phone: 905-528-7625 ext 259
Contact: Stacey Callahan , 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-6 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 13 years to 25 years; Youth with ID showing birth date
How to apply: No application required
Emergency services 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.