Student Nutrition Programs offer meals and/or snacks to school students at no cost, and may also provide food education to children and youth.
Children's Breakfast Club
Compass Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-523-6611 x3007
Contact: Jenna McHugh
Address: 438 Hughson St N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 4N5
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:45am-8:45am *on school days only
Who can access this service?: Children and their parents/families.
How to apply: Registration is required. Contact for more information.
A supervised space for children to spend time before school, includes a nutritious, hot breakfast. Assistance with homework is also available. Program runs from 7:45am to 8:45am, parents and families are welcome.
Contact: Lena Bassford, Executive Director
Address: 405 Whitney Ave, Hamilton, ON, L8S 2H6
Who can access this service?: Age 5 years to 14 years
How to apply: Referrals made through schools that children attend
Due to COVID-19 this program is still operating but the office and phone lines are closed and all volunteer activities have been cancelled. Organization is not currently accepting food donations. Provides packages of healthy food for children with limited or no access to food on weekends or during the summer months.
Hamilton Tastebuds Student Nutrition Collaborative
Contact: Bhairavi Kumar, Community Development Worker
Address: First Place, 350 King St E Suite 104, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Y3
Hours: Mon-Fri during school hours * contact school for details
Who can access this service?: Age 4 years to 18 years; all students enrolled in schoools with tastebuds programs
How to apply: New program applications are due by Fed 28 to start a program the following school year (Sep-Jun). Existing program grant renewals are completed on-line every June. Programs are available for all students in a school (students may need to register - check with school staff)
Helps schools provide healthy and delicious food to students either before or during the school day. Most programs are run by volunteers. For more information on nutrition guidelines, funding, and fundraising visit the website or contact Bhairavi Kumar. Not a direct service.
Mountain Kidz Klub
Contact: Kathy Archer, Director/Founder
Address: Eastmount Park Community Centre, 115 East 26th St, Hamilton, ON, L8V 3C5
Hours: Hours Vary, contact for details
Cost: Program; None; Programs are free or low cost
Who can access this service?: Age 4 years and older; All programs are open to children ages 4-12 years, except for Cooking Club, which is 7-12 years * Leadership-in-Training 13 yrs and up * Youth Volunteers welcome
How to apply:
Due to COVID-19 this facility has been closed and all services cancelled. Provides low cost children's programs and services. March Break, PA Days, Winter Break Camp and Summer Camp programs are available. Integration of special needs children can be accommodated and will be reviewed on an individual basis. Wednesday Night Kid Night - Wed 6:15 pm-8 pm - children ages 5 and older drop-in for games, crafts, snacks, and community guests Friday Night Movies once per month Saturday Fun Zone - Children and Youth drop-in for a hot meal, games, and socializing Sunday Community Drop-in Sunday Lunch Kits Pick-Up 2 pm-2:30 om Holiday Celebrations New School Supply Drive provides back-to-school hampers between August and September. Christmas hampers available in December.