Free Meals.
Meals are provided free of charge in the community through volunteer labour and donations.
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Family Dinner
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
Phone: 905-574-1334 x305
Contact:
Address: Hamilton Community Food Centre, 310 Limeridge Rd W, Hamilton, ON, L9C 2V2
Hours: Thu 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: No registration required
Due to the COVID-19 virus, Hamilton Community Food Centre is closed until further notice. Please visit the 28 Athens Street location for food bank services. Program provides a healthy free meal each Thursday.
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Food Access Programs, Pancake Tuesdays
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-522-3233
Contact: Denise Brooks, Executive Director
Website: www.hucchc.com
Address: 71 Rebecca St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1B6
Hours: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 10 am-12 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all non-essential appointments, services, and programs at Hamilton Urban Core have been suspended until further notice. Please see website (http://www.hucchc.com/CoronaVirus.html) for details Drop in for a quick meal and to connect with service providers, health information, emergency supplies and other items.
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Food Access Programs, Street Drop In
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-522-3233
Contact: Denise Brooks, Executive Director
Website: www.hucchc.com
Address: 71 Rebecca St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1B6
Hours: Mon, Thu 10 am
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: Drop-in program, No appointment required
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all non-essential appointments, services, and programs at Hamilton Urban Core have been suspended until further notice. Please see website (http://www.hucchc.com/CoronaVirus.html) for details Provides a safe environment, forum for discussion, and a place for friends and participants to meet and enjoy a nutritious meal. Health related information is available and representatives from other service providing agencies are often on hand to talk about services or simply to answer questions that participants may have.
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Gathering (The)
Living Rock Ministries
Phone: 905-528-7625
Contact:
Address: 30 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1C5
Hours: Tue 12 noon-1 pm, Wed, 12 noon-1:30 pm, Thu 12 noon-1 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 13 years to 25 years; Youth-At-Risk; Supporters of Youth-At-Risk
How to apply:
Program offers a noon-hour lunch and chapel service with a Christ-focused message designed specifically for street-involved youth. Offers food, music, and people sharing their personal stories. There are also opportunities for informal discussions and questions, and one-on-one chaplaincy support on request. 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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Hot Meals
Good Shepherd Centres, Main Administration
Phone: 905-528-9109
Contact: Carmen Salciccioli, Director
Address: 135 Mary St, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3R1
Hours: Mon-Sat 3:30 pm-4:45 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families and individuals in need, who are on a low income.
How to apply:
Due to COVID-19 Good Shepherd is currently offering only packed meals handed out at the Good Shepherd Centre on Mary Street. A meal program for anyone in need.
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Lunch Nook
Helping Hands Street Mission
Phone: 905-522-4263
Contact: Marion Van den Akker, Outreach Worker
Address: 349 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 2X8
Hours: One Sunday of the month, 1 pm-2:30 pm * Call for details
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: No registration required For information about volunteering fill out <a href=https://www.hhsmhamilton.com/lunch-nook/>this form</a>
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lunch Nook is cancelled due to risk management at this time. See website for details and updates. Program offers free lunch for the community on Sundays.
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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 and this program has been temporarily suspended. Program offers continental breakfast, hot lunches and pizza night for those in need.
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Mobile Meal Service
Salvation Army (The)
Phone: 905-527-1444
Contact:
Address:
Hours: Mon-Sun 8 pm-8:45 pm
Cost:
Who can access this service?: Open to all.
How to apply: No application required.
Provides daily meals of soup, and sandwiches. Also offers emergency supplies such as blankets, sleeping bags, coats, hats, mittens, etc. when supplies are available. Truck stops at Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre at 8 pm-8:45 pm.
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Mobile Meal Service
Salvation Army (The)
Phone: 905-527-1444
Contact:
Address:
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 pm-9:45 pm
Cost:
Who can access this service?: Open to all.
How to apply: No application required.
Provides daily meals of soup, and sandwiches. Also offers emergency supplies such as blankets, sleeping bags, coats, hats, mittens, etc. when supplies are available. Truck stops at Bayfront Park at 9 pm-9:45 pm.
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Mobile Meal Service
Salvation Army (The)
Phone: 905-527-1444
Contact:
Address:
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 pm-10:45 pm
Cost:
Who can access this service?: Open to all.
How to apply: No application required.
Provides daily meals of soup, and sandwiches. Also offers emergency supplies such as blankets, sleeping bags, coats, hats, mittens, etc. when supplies are available. Truck stops at Barton Street at 10 pm-10:45 pm.
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Notre Dame House
Good Shepherd Centres, Main Administration
Phone: 905-308-8090
Contact: Loretta Hill-Finamore, Director
Email: info@gsch.ca
Address: 14 Cannon St W, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2B3
Hours: Administration Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Shelter Mon-Fri 24 hours
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 16 years to 21 years; Youth-At-Risk
How to apply:
Due to COVID-19 this service/organization is experiencing closures or cancellations. Contact or visit website before visiting in person. Multi-agency resource centre for at-risk youth residing within the community. Case coordinator assists the youth in navigating community and internal services based on their identified needs. Services include: * 24 Hour a day intake and admissions * Meets basic needs by providing all meals and snacks, clothing, laundry and hygiene products, etc. * Advocacy and Case Co-ordination * Recreational / Therapeutic programming * On-Site Access to Mental Health Services and Consulting Psychiatry * On-Site Access to a General Practitioner and/or Nurse Practitioner * On-Site Addiction / Substance Use Supports (Alternatives for Youth) * On-Site sexual health clinic * On-Site Withdrawal Management Assessment and Monitoring (St. Joseph’s Hospital) * Aftercare services through our Community Resource Centre The Notre Dame Community Resource Centre, is a multi-agency resource centre for at-risk youth residing within the community who are between 16 and 21 years of age. Youth have access to a number of outreach support services and programs to assist them in remaining housed; diverting them from homelessness and street involvement. A case coordinator assists the youth in navigating community and internal services based on their identified needs.
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One Dish Lunch
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
Phone: 905-574-1334 x305
Contact: Mark Raymond, Community Chef
Address: Hamilton Community Food Centre, 310 Limeridge Rd W, Hamilton, ON, L9C 2V2
Hours: Fri 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: No registration required
Due to the COVID-19 virus, Hamilton Community Food Centre is closed until further notice. Please visit the 28 Athens Street location for food bank services. Provides a free lunch of healthy, fresh, culturally diverse plates along with the opportunity to make new friends.
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Out of the Cold Day Program
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton St W, Hamilton, ON, L8P 2C7
Dates: Nov 1 2019 to Mar 31, 2020
Hours: Thu 4 pm-5:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply:
Due to the COVID-19 virus all Hamilton Out of the Cold meals for this season have been cancelled. Provides free hot meals to people in need on Thursdays. 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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Out of the Cold Day Program
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James St N, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2L3
Dates: Nov 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2020
Hours: Sat 4 pm-5:30 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 Saturdays. 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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Out of the Cold Day Program
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl St N, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2Y6
Dates: Nov 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2020
Hours: Wed 5 pm-6:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply:
Due to the COVID-19 virus all Hamilton Out of the Cold meals for this season have been cancelled. Provides free hot meals to people in need on Wednesdays. 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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Out of the Cold Day Program
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: MacNab Presbyterian Church, 116 MacNab St S, Hamilton, ON, L8P 3C3
Dates: Nov 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2020
Hours: Mon, Sat 4 pm-5:30 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 Mondays and Saturdays. 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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Out of the Cold Day Program
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Wentworth Baptist Church, 120 Wentworth St N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 5Z7
Dates: Nov 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2020
Hours: Fri 4 pm-5:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply:
Due to the COVID-19 virus all Hamilton Out of the Cold meals for this season have been cancelled. Provides free hot meals to people in need on Fridays. 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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Out of the Cold Day Program
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Ave W, Hamilton, ON, L8P 2C7
Dates: Nov 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2020
Hours: Mon 8:30 am;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 breakfast to people in need on Mondays. 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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Out of the Cold Day Program
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: St Mary's Church, 56 Mulberry St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2C7
Dates: Nov 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2020
Hours: Tue 4 pm-5:30 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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Out of the Cold Day Program
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 61 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON, L9C 1V9
Dates: Nov 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2020
Hours: Mon 5 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 Mondays. 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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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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Out of the Cold Day Program
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 280 Melvin Ave, Hamilton, ON, L8H 2K2
Dates: Nov 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2020
Hours: Tue 4 pm-5:30 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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Soup Kitchen
Salvation Army (The)
Phone: 905-527-1444
Contact: James Moulton, Executive Director
Address: 94 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1R6
Hours: Breakfast: 7 am * Lunch: 11:45 am * Dinner: 5 pm
Cost: None - $1 per meal or $10 for one meal per day for one month
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply:
Due to COVID-19 the soup kitchen is currently only offering take-away lunches Mon-Fri from 11:15 am-12 pm. Hot meals provided to the public and residents of the Booth Centre men's shelter. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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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. Pick up hours are between 9:30am-11am Serves free hot take-away meals to everyone, from 6:30pm until the food runs out.
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Wesley Day Centre
Wesley
Phone: 905-528-5640
Contact:
Address: 195 Ferguson Ave N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 8J1
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Sat 9 am-1:30 pm, Sun 12:30 pm-5 pm * Health Clinic: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 22 years and older; At-risk and vulnerable individuals
How to apply:
Wesley Day Centre has been deemed an essential service for the homeless and vulnerable during COVID-19. Offers take-away meals, indoor space, support and on site Shelter Health Networks staff. The hours and details remain the same. Visit website (https://wesley.ca/services/housing-homelessness/wesley-day-centre/). Updates about COVID-19 from Wesley are available online (https://wesley.ca/covid-19-update/). Drop-in centre offering daily meals and recreation, harm reduction groups, health care services, professional services, housing support, and social engagement programming. Includes onsite health clinic and Ontario Works office.
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Willow’s Place
Mission Services of Hamilton
Phone: 905-528-4211 x1200
Contact:
Address: 196 Wentworth St N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 5V7
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am-8:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Female identifying individuals.
How to apply: Drop in or contact for information.
Willow's place is focusing on serving unsheltered women only during this pandemic and have put measures in place to maintain social distancing as they eat and share space together. Phone and food support is available for women who are precariously housed but need help. An isolation space is prepared for women waiting for tests/test results. Pre-screening in place. Monday-Sunday 9 am-8:30 pm, please call in advance: 905-528-5100 x1200 This drop in centre provides a safe, female-identified space for women to receive compassionate care in a way that creates opportunities to build on their strengths. The women have access to meals, a washer and dryer, personal hygiene products, and can participate in free, women-led activities like yoga, creative writing, craft workshops, and cooking classes.