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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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.
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:
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: Richard Roschman, Pastor
Address: 284 Concession St, Hamilton, ON, L9C 7N7
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. Services include Food Bank and occasional clothing, furniture, and household items.
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Compassion Ministries, 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?: 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. Supported by local bakeries and grocery stores.
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Emergency food and clothing bank
Good Shepherd Centres
Phone: 905-972-9485 x2
Contact: Mark Tennant,
Email: info@gsch.ca
Address: 155 Cannon St E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 0A2
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 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:
Food Pantry is available to anyone in need. Donations are welcome.
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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 * 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 1pm-3pm and 7pm-8:30pm
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 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:
Church program includes emergency food assistance.
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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
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
ICNA Relief Canada
Phone: 289-780-8901
Contact: Sheikh Abu Noman Tarek,
Address: 192 Greenwich St, Brantford, ON, N3S 2X6
Hours: Call for hours
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
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
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
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: 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, Community Programs Coordinator
Address: 40 Wood St E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 3Y3
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu 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
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
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
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 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:
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:
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: 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: 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 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
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. As available, can also provide personal care items such as toothpaste, diapers, and razors.
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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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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:
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.