Free Meals.
Meals are provided free of charge in the community through volunteer labour and donations.
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Booth Centre Men's Shelter
Salvation Army (The)
Phone: 905-527-1444
Contact: Major Robert , Russell, Executive Director
Address: 94 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1R6
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 18 years and older; Homeless men
How to apply: Contact for information
An 82 dorm bed, and 21 room emergency shelter for homeless or transient men. Provides short and long term transitional accommodation, an enhanced hosteling program with case management, Financial Management (HPI funding) and assessment, referral counselling for spiritual, practical and social needs.
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Community Lunch
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
Phone: 905-574-1334 ext 305
Contact: Mark Raymond, Community Chef
Address: 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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Family Dinner
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
Phone: 905-574-1334 ext 305
Contact: Mark Raymond, Community Chef
Address: 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
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Food Access Programs
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-522-3233
Contact:
Website: www.hucchc.com
Address: 71 Rebecca St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1B6
Hours: Hours vary by program * Administration: Mon, Fri 9 am-5 pm * Tue, Thu 9 am-8 pm * Wed 12:30 pm-5 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: All low income individuals and families living in the service area * Specific eligibility may vary by program
How to apply: Contact for information
Food access programs offered by HUCCHC include Inner City Women's Collective Kitchen, Street Drop In, Pancake Tuesdays, Cooking at the Core and Dinner With a Movie.
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Gathering (The)
Living Rock Ministries
Phone: 905-528-7625
Contact: Brian
Address: 30 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1C5
Hours: 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: No application required
Program offers a lunch-hour 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.
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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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Hot Meals
Good Shepherd Centres
Phone: 905-528-9109
Contact: Carmen Salciccioli, Director
Address: 135 Mary St, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3R1
Hours: Mon-Fri 3:30 pm-4:45 pm * Sat 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families and individuals in need, who are on a low income.
How to apply: No application required
A meal program for anyone in need.
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Housing and Homelessness – Day Centre
Wesley
Phone: 905-528-5640
Contact: Day Center Supervisor
Address: 195 Ferguson Ave N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 8J1
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30 am-1:30 pm * Sun 1- pm-6 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 22 years and older; At-risk and vulnerable individuals
How to apply: Contact for information
Offers programs supporting marginally housed, homeless, street-involved, disconnected, and at-risk men and women.
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Lunch Nook
Helping Hands Street Mission
Phone: 905-522-4263
Contact: Corrine Hardie, Executive Director
Address: 349 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 2X8
Hours: One Sunday of the month, 1 pm-2:30 pm * Call for details
Cost:
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: No registration required
Program offers free lunch for the community.
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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: No application required
Program offers continental breakfast, hot lunches and pizza night for those in need.
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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: Contact for information
Offers shelter services, a resource center, and a school serving at-risk youth. 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 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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Olive Branch (The)
Phone: 905-522-7482
Contact: Sam Loaker, Chair
Address: 195 Rebecca St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1C2
Dates: Sep-Jun: lunch served Wed-Sun * Jul-Aug: lunch served Wed-Fri
Hours: Lunch: Wed-Sat 12 noon-1:30 pm, Sun after worship * Drop-in: Wed-Sun 10 am-2 pm * Worship Service: Sun 11:30 am-2 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all * Volunteers: age 16 years and older
How to apply: Contact for information
Provides meals and personal items to individuals in physical and spiritual need. Personal items include soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, sleeping bags, blankets, and clothes, offered based on availability.
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Out of the Cold Breakfast Program – Monday to Saturday
Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Wesley, 195 Ferguson Ave N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 8J1
Dates: Nov 1, 2018 to Mar 30, 2019
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply: No application required
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 – Friday
Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Wentworth Baptist Church, 120 Wentworth St N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 5Z7
Dates: Nov 2, 2018 to Mar 30, 2019
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: No application required
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
Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 61 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON, L9C 1V9
Dates: Nov 5, 2018 to Mar 30, 2019
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: No application required
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
Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: MacNab Presbyterian Church, 116 MacNab St S, Hamilton, ON, L8P 3C3
Dates: Nov 3, 2018 to Mar 30, 2019
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: No application required
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
Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James St N, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2L3
Dates: Nov 3, 2018 to Mar 30, 2019
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: No application required
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
Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton St W, Hamilton, ON, L8P 2C7
Dates: Nov 1 2018 to Mar 30, 2019
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: No application required
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
Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: St Mary's Church, 56 Mulberry St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2C7
Dates: Nov 6, 2018 to Mar 30, 2019
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: No application required
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
Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 280 Melvin Ave, Hamilton, ON, L8H 2K2
Dates: Nov 6, 2018 to Mar 30, 2019
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: No application required
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
Out of the Cold
Phone: 905-308-8447
Contact:
Address: Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl St N, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2Y6
Dates: Nov 7, 2018 to Mar 30, 2019
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: No application required
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
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 7, 2018 to Mar 30, 2019
Hours: Wed 5 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.
How to apply: No application required
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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Pancake Tuesdays
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-522-3233
Contact:
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: Contact for information
Drop in for a quick meal and to connect with service providers, health information, emergency supplies and other items.
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Street Drop In
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-522-3233
Contact: Jude Nnamchi
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: Contact for information
Provides a safe environment, forum for discussion, and a place for friends and participants to meet and enjoy a nutritious meal.