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
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:
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
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
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:
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>
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:
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: Mike
Address:
Hours: Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre: 8 pm-8:45 pm * Bayfront Park: 9 pm-9:45 pm * Barton Street: 10 pm-10:45 pm
Cost:
Who can access this service?:
How to apply:
Provides daily meals of soup, and sandwiches. Also offers emergency supplies such as blankets, sleeping bags, coats, hats, mittens, etc. when supplies are available. Stops are: <a href=https://redbook.hpl.ca/redbook/record/HAM4126>Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre</a> 8 pm- 8:45 pm Bayfront Park 9 pm-9:45 pm Barton Street 10 pm-10:45 pm
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Monday Breakfast
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
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply:
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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Notre Dame House
Good Shepherd Centres
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:
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
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 – Friday
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:
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 – Monday
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
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply:
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 – Monday and Saturday
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
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply:
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 – Saturday
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
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply:
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 – Thursday
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:
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 – Tuesday
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
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply:
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 – Tuesday
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
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply:
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 – Wednesday
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:
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 – Wednesday
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
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply:
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:
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:
Serves free hot take-away meals
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Wesley Day Centre
Wesley
Phone: 905-528-5640
Contact:
Address: 195 Ferguson Ave N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 8J1
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30 am-1:30 pm, Sun 1- pm-6 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:
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.