Food Banks & Emergency Food

Food banks and emergency food programs provide individuals and families with free food.  See below for food banks and emergency food programs in Hamilton.

The All Nations Full Gospel Church is:

  • open to everyone
  • free

Location:
1209 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8K 1A4

Phone: 905-385-5000

Hours: Sunday 12:30 to 1:30 pm

The Ancaster Community Services emergency food program:

  • offers emergency food for Ancaster residents
  • is free but you must provide proof of address and income to access it
  • is wheelchair accessible

Location
300 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario

Phone: 905-648-6675

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm
  • By appointment only

The Flamborough Food Bank is:

  • for Flamborough residents only
  • free, but you must show photo ID and proof of residency, income and expenses for all dependents
  • wheelchair accessible

You can visit the Flamborough Food Bank every two weeks.

Location:
1432 Centre Road
Carlisle, Ontario

Phone: 905-690-1036

Emailflamboroughfb@hotmail.com

Hours: Wednesday 1 to 3 pm and 7 to 8:30 pm

Good Shepherd Family Services:

  • offers free groceries once per month, with a mimimun of 30 days in between
  • is for anyone 16 years of age or older

You must provide photo ID, proof of household income and shelter costs to access the service.

Location:
120 Cannon Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2A2

Phone: 905-528-9109

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 9 to 11:30 am
  • 1 to 3:30 pm 
  • Or until the food is gone
  • Closed on Statutory holidays

The Hamilton East Seventh Day Adventist Church offers a free food program to everyone.

Location:
203 Bell Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario L8K 3E5

Phone: 905-545-6180

Emailcs.hamiltoneastsda@gmail.com

Hours:

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
  • 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • In emergency situations, appointments for different days or times can be arranged.

King's Way Outreach Centre provides free emergency groceries.

  • Clients must respect each other and ensure a safe environment.
  • Wheelchair accessible

Location:
649 King Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1E6

Phone: 905-296-9473

Emailinfo@kingswaycenter.com

Hours: Wednesday 2:30 to 3 pm

Living Rock Ministries provides free canned goods, fresh produce and baby supplies to people aged 13 to 25.

Location:
30 Wilson Street
Hamilton, Ontario

Phone: 905-528-7625

Emailmail@livingrock.ca

Hours:

  • Tuesday and Thursday 1 to 4 pm
  • Wednesday 1:30 to 4 pm
  • Saturday 1:30 to 6:30 pm

Mission Services provides free emergency food. 

  • You can only the use food bank once per month or every 30 days.
  • You must bring ID for all members of the household, a current income statement, rent receipts and utilities bills to access this program.
  • It is wheelchair accessible.

Location:
196 Wentworth Street North
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 5V7

Phone: 905-528-4212

Emailcommunityservices@mission-services.com

Hours:

  • Monday and Friday 9:30 am to 12 Noon

The Neighbour to Neighbour Centre provides free emergency food once per month.

  • It is for residents of Hamilton mountain, Ancaster, Mount Hope, Stoney Creek mountain or Binbrook.
  • You must bring ID and proof of address and income.
  • It is wheelchair accessible.

Location:
28 Athens Street
Hamilton, Ontario L9C 3K8

Phone: 905-574-1334

Emailadmin@n2ncentre.com

Hours: Monday to Thursday

  • 9:15 am to 12:15 pm
  • 1 to 3:15 pm

The Neighbour to Neighbour Centre Mobile Food Bank is for people who cannot access food banks due to illness, disability or other circumstances.

  • You must provide proof from a doctor to qualify for the program.
  • For Hamilton mountain residents only.
  • You must call to schedule an appointment to access this free program.

Phone: 905-574-1334

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday afternoon

St. Matthews House provides free food for three days to residents of Hamilton, Dundas and Ancaster. 

You must provide:

  • proof of income
  • two pieces of ID for each adult
  • one piece of ID for each child

Location:
414 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario

Phone: 905-523-5546

Hours: Monday to Friday

  • 9 to 11:30 am
  • 1 to 3:30 pm

The Roxborough Centre provides free food once a month to residents from Ottawa Street to Stoney Creek. Baby food and formula is also available. This Centre is wheelchair accessible.

You must provide:

  • proof of income
  • two pieces of ID for each adult
  • one piece of ID for each child

Location:
785 Britannia Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario

Phone: 905-684-8716

Hours: Monday and Thursday

  • 9 am to 12 pm

The Salvation Army provides free emergency food once a month.

  • You must provide ID and proof of address to access the program
  • Wheelchair accessible

Location:
80 Bay Street North
Hamilton, Ontario

Phone: 905-540-1888

Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 11:30 am and 1 to 3:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • Closed on Statutory holidays

The Salvation Army in Dundas provides free food to Dundas, Ancaster, Flamborough and west Hamilton residents (west of Highway 403).

You must provide:

  • ID
  • proof of address
  • family income

Location:
150 King Street West
Dundas, Ontario

Phone: 905-627-0572

Hours: Monday to Thursday

  • 9 to 11 am
  • 1 to 3 pm

The Stoney Creek Food Bank provides free emergency food and baby formular one a month per family to residents of Stoney Creek.

You must provide:

  • photo ID for each member of the household
  • proof of address
  • family income

Location:
605 Highway 8
Stoney Creek, Ontario

Use rear entrance.

Phone: 905-643-2090

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • 9:30 am to 1 pm

The Hamilton Dream Centre provides free emergency food to people living between Wellington Street and Parkdale avenue North and Cumberland Street to Burlington Street.

You must provide:

  • Photo ID
  • proof of income
  • rent
  • address

Location:
627 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario

Phone: 905-527-8605

Hours:

  • Tuesday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for clients receiving Ontario Works or Canada Pension Plan
  • Tuesday 5 to 6:30 pm for clients receiving OSAP, EI or with a low income
  • Thursday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for clients receiving ODSP
  • By appointment only

The Welcome Inn Community Centre provides free emergency food once a month.

You must provide photo ID.

Location:
40 Wood Street East
Hamilton, Ontario

Phone: 905-525-5824

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

  • 11:30 am to 2 pm