Low Cost Meals

Restaurants, cafeterias and other eating establishments operated by hospitals, senior centers or other organizations which provide reduced-cost meals for low-income people, older adults or other targeted individuals.

Affordable Meal and Button Program

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Contact:
Sue Carr, Executive Director, 541 Eatery and Exchange
Email:
Web: Address:
541 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 2Z2, Canada
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Cost:
Service
Meal prices vary
Who can access this service:

Open to all

How to apply:

No application required. Contact to donate or purchase a button. 

Provides affordable meals. Also offers a program in which customers can purchase a button, which those in need can then exchange for meals free of charge.

First Start Cafe

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Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
350 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Y3, Canada
Hours:
Contact for hours.
Cost:
Service
Low cost
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

No application required.

Provides kitchen and food training, job opportunities, and development to marginalized youth and adults. Operates a downtown café for Wesley clients, First Place Seniors Residence residents, and community groups from the 3rd floor of the First Place building. Also available for outside catering.

Dundas Community Services Frozen Meal Program

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Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
2 King St W Suite 3A, Dundas, ON L9H 6Z1, Canada
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Cost:
Service
fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Older adults (55+) or adults living with a disability or convalescing may purchase the meals, however restrictions apply for delivery.

Delivery is open to seniors or adults living with disability or convalescing who are residents of Dundas and do not live beyond the railway line at Sydenham and York Road or beyond the Conservation Area on Governor's Road.

How to apply:

Pre-registration is required. Registration forms may be completed online or visit to fill out the form in person. Cancelations must be done with 24 hours notice.

Provides flash-frozen meals for older adults, adults living with a disability or recuperating from surgery, or anyone not able to cook a meal for themselves. Pick-up and delivery options are available. Special diet types available; cooking instructions are provided on the packaging. All meals prepared at Grafton Gage Village in Niagara. 

Ancaster Community Service Frozen Meals

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Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
300 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2B9, Canada
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Cost:
Service
$6 – meal only; $6.75 – meal and dessert OR meal and soup; $1.90 – dessert only; $2.50 - soup only, Prices are subject to change without prior written notice
Who can access this service:

Ancaster residents who are elderly, disabled, or are temporarily confined to home.

How to apply:

Contact to register. Meals are ordered every Thursday before 2 pm and delivered the following Wednesday for those eligible for delivery or picked up at the ACS office Wednesday after 12 noon.

Provides meals prepared from fresh foods and frozen the week prior to delivery or pick-up. Offers 35 different entrées and desserts over a 5 week rotation plus 7 different soups each week. Meals are delivered to the door or can be picked up at the ACS office. Cooking times and instructions are provided on the cellophane cover of every entrée. Some dietary restrictions available.

Glanbrook Community Services Meals on Wheels (Frozen) Program

Phone:
Fax Number: 905-692-9406
Contact:
Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
4280 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
Service
Fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Glanbrook and area resident seniors and other adults with physical or developmental disabilities.

How to apply:

Contact to register. Meals can be ordered online with email confirmation.

Delivery restricted to Glanbrook, Stoney Creek, Hamilton mountain. 

Service provides frozen meals prepared from fresh foods to seniors and those requiring additional nutritional assistance. Meals are delivered weekly, or can be picked up at the  Glanbrook Community Services office. Special diet types available, cooking instructions are provided on the packaging. Meals provided by Ina Grafton Village in St. Catharine's and by Zarky's in Hamilton.

Dundas Community Services Meals on Wheels (Hot) Program

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Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
2 King St W Suite 3A, Dundas, ON L9H 6Z1, Canada
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Cost:
Service
Price per meal, contact for information
Who can access this service:

Seniors, adults living with disability, or recuperating from surgery or illness. Must be residents of Dundas and do not live beyond the railway line at Sydenham and York Road or beyond the Conservation Area on Governor's Road.

How to apply:

Registration is required. Registration forms may be completed online or printed, filled out and delivered to Dundas Community Services at 2 King St W Suite 3A in Dundas. Cancelations must be done with 24 hours notice.

Delivers a hot meal at lunch time to the home or apartment of people with disabilities, recuperating from surgery, or anyone not able to cook a meal for themselves. Meals consist of a bowl of soup, a main course meal (with a protein, a vegetable, and a starch), and a dessert. No deliveries on holidays and weekends, but additional meals may be requested to accommodate weekend and holidays. Special diet types available, all meals prepared at Wentworth Lodge Long-Term Care Facility.

Glanbrook Community Services Meals on Wheels (Hot) Program

Phone:
Fax Number: 905-692-9406
Contact:
Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Email: Web: Address:
4280 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Service
Fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:

Seniors and other adults with physical limitations who live in the Binbrook, Mount Hope, or Glanbrook areas.

How to apply:

Contact to register for a delivery.

Hot, nutritious, three-course meal delivered during lunch hour. Meal includes salad, main course of meat, potato and vegetable, and dessert. Specialized meals can be made upon request. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, excluding holidays; additional meals may be requested to accommodate weekends and holidays.