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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Meal prices vary
Who can access this service:

Open to all

How to apply:

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

Offers an affordable meal program where people can purchase buttons that those in need can exchange for menu items.

Dundas Community Services Frozen Meal Program

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Entree: $6.50, Soup only: $3.00; Accepted payments are cash, cheque, debit and credit. Clients are invoiced monthly.
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 Ina Grafton Gage Village in Niagara. 

Ancaster Community Service Frozen Meals

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Entrée - $6.75; Dessert - $2.50; Soup - $3.00 ; Prices are subject to change without prior written notice
Who can access this service:

Ancaster residents who are seniors, have a disability, or are confined to home.

How to apply:

Contact to register. Meals are ordered every Thursday before 4 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 and 7 different soups each week over a 5 week rotation. 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

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Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
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Cost:
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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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Price per meal, contact for information; includes soup, main course, and a dessert. Accepted payments are cash, cheque, debit and credit and EFT (electronic funds transfer). Clients are invoiced monthly.
Who can access this service:

Seniors or adults living with a 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:

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 a hot, nutritious meal for people with disabilities, recuperating from surgery, or anyone not able to cook 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. Special diet types available, all meals are prepared at Wentworth Lodge Long-Term Care Facility.

Glanbrook Community Services Meals on Wheels (Hot) Program

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Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
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Cost:
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$7.50 per 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 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.

First Start Cafe

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Low cost
Who can access this service:

Contact for information.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

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.