Free Meals.
Meals are provided free of charge in the community through volunteer labour and donations.
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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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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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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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Provides a safe environment, forum for discussion, and a place for friends and participants to meet and enjoy a nutritious meal.