Free Meals

Meals are provided free of charge in the community through volunteer labour and donations.

Hamilton Community Food Centre Community Dinner

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Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all

How to apply:

Drop-in

Provides freshly made meals, highlighting plant-based ingredients, at no cost. Dine-in and takeout options are available.

Oasis Coffeehouse Evening Meal Program

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Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all ages 13 to 25.

How to apply:

No application required.

Provides free warm, nutritious meals on weekdays for youth aged 13-25: bagged meals on Monday and Friday, and dinner drop-in Tuesday through Thursday, offering positive social activities such as board games, movies, spa night, karaoke, and more. Youth are also able to access support through crisis response, referrals, and use the “work to earn” model to receive incentives. This program is part of the Oasis Coffeehouse supported through the Living Food Training Service Programs.

Living Rock Ministries The Gathering

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Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to everyone ages 13 to 25.

How to apply:

Drop-in.

Offers a noon-hour lunch and 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.

Good Shepherd Centres, Daily Hot Meal Program

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Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 4:45pm, Saturday 11:30am – 12:30pm
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all families and individuals in need of food assistance.

How to apply:

No application required.

Distributes free packed meals for anyone in need.

Hamilton Community Food Centre Community Lunch

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Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Open to all.

How to apply:

Drop-in

Provides a light, nutritious lunch highlighting a variety of fresh ingredients every Friday, at no cost. Dine-in and takeout options are available.

Hamilton Out of The Cold Free Meal Program

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Contact:
Janice Ormond, Operations Manager
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Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Families or individuals in need who are on a low income.

How to apply:

No application required.

Provides free hot meals to people in need through meals to go, sit-down dinners, or morning cafes. Operates in the winter, usually the beginning of November to the end of March. Schedule can be found online.