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

Phone:
Contact:
Sue Carr, Executive Director, 541 Eatery and Exchange
Email:
Web: Address:
541 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 2Z2, Canada
Hours:
Mon-Sat
11 am-12 noon
Lunch program during COVID-19
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Eatery is temporarily CLOSED during stay-at-home order
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

Phone: Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
350 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Y3, Canada
Hours:
Currently closed
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 disenfranchised youth and people experiencing poverty. Operates a downtown café from the 3rd floor of the First Place building and also provides catering and home replacement meals. 

Offers Hamilton-wide catering and takeaway meals.

Dundas Community Services Frozen Meal Program

Phone:
Fax Number: 905-627-5020
Contact:
Sarah Roessner, Coordinator, Information, Meals on Wheels & Volunteer Services
Email: Web: Address:
2 King St W, Dundas, ON L9H 6Z1, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Service
fees vary, contact for details
Who can access this service:

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 people with disabilities, recuperating from surgery, or anyone not able to cook a meal for themselves, delivered to their own home or apartment. 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

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address:
300 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2B9, Canada
Hours:
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:
Mon-Fri
8:30am-12:30pm
Temporary office hours during COVID-19.
Cost:
Service
meal: $5.75; meal and soup or meal and desert: $6.50; desert or soup: $1.75
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.

Service provides, frozen meals to seniors and those requiring additional nutritional assistance.  Meals are delivered weekly, meals can also be picked up at the GCS office. Meals provided by Ina Grafton Village in St. Catharine's and by Zarky's in Hamilton.

Dundas Community Services Meals on Wheels (Hot) Program

Phone:
Fax Number: 905-627-5020
Contact:
Sarah Roessner, Coordinator, Information, Meals on Wheels & Volunteer Services
Email: Web: Address:
2 King St W, Dundas, ON L9H 6Z1, Canada
Hours:
Cost:
Service
Approximately $7.35 per meal: includes soup, bread, main course, and a dessert; Accepted payments are cash and cheque only, clients are invoiced monthly through mail
Who can access this service:

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:

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.

Provides a hot nutritious meal for people with disabilities, recuperating from surgery or anyone not able to cook a meal for themselves, delivered to their own home or apartment at lunch time. 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:
Mon-Fri
8:30am-12:30pm
Temporary office hours during COVID-19.
Cost:
Service
$6.85/meal
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 the noon hour. Meal includes salad, main course of meat, potato and vegetable and dessert. Specialized meals can be made upon request.