Food Banks

Programs that acquire food products through donations, canned food drives, food bank programs or direct purchase and distribute the food to people who are in emergency situations. Some pantries deliver food to people whose disabilities or illnesses make it difficult for them to leave home.



On-site food bank at Delta United Church serving families and individuals in the community. Clients can visit once a month to select a limited number of items from a variety of packaged/canned foods as well as health and hygiene items. 

Food donations welcome during church hours.

Provides a bag of non-perishable food to people in need on the third Wednesday of every month. The meeting room is open, with coffee and desserts offered. 

Provides food to transgender and non-binary people and their families. 

A community fridge located on the campus of McMaster University, behind Mills Library. 

A community pantry (no refrigeration) located on York Boulevard outside the Strathcona Market. 

A community fridge located on the corner of Locke Street and Stanley Avenue. Maintained by Blessings Community Church.

A place of worship for the Muslim community that also provides community and social services.

A community fridge located at the Ottawa Market on Ottawa Street North in east Hamilton. Maintained by Community Fridges HamOnt.

A community fridge in located at the Today’s Family Early Learning and Child Care on Greendale Avenue on Hamilton's west mountain. Maintained by Community Fridges HamOnt.

A non-profit organization that sets-up, monitors, and licenses outdoor fridges to provide free food to people in the community.

An emergency food bank in the Davis Creek neighbourhood operated by Mission Services Hamilton.

Provides food assistance to those in need.

Offers emergency services to families and individuals of any religion to assist in meeting immediate needs. Services include Food Bank and occasional clothing, furniture, and household items.

Provides nutritional food to residents of Stoney Creek who are in need.

Emergency services and grocery support for youth in the Hamilton community. Provides food, clothing, hospital care packages, baby products and hygiene items. Also offers nutrition and budgeting programs as well as referrals to Living Rock's Wellness Works Coordinator.

Provides deliveries of food to applicants homes once per month. The program is a community-supported project that completely dependent on donations of cash and non-perishable foods. Home delivery only.

Provides food to Hamilton residents in need.  Provides delivery to seniors and those not able to pick up. By appointment only.

Provides emergency supply of infant formula, baby food, and diapers to families with children aged 0-3 years. Assistance provided up to once every 2 months.

Community service exists to fill in the gap for individuals and families in urgent need of basic needs such as food, hygiene supplies, or any type of immediate emotional support for those who are grieving.

Provides emergency access to food and hygiene supplies in a community-based setting, while providing as much choice as possible, including culturally appropriate food. 

Community food bank operated by Christ Anglican Church that provides emergency help to individuals and families.

Food pantry, stocked with non-perishable staples for those in need in the neighbourhood. Clients can shop once every calendar month, using a points system.

This program provides emergency food parcels and personal care items for families and individuals in need of assistance, operating by appointment at the door. 

Grocery baskets provided to those in need upon request as food items are available. Donations for the food pantry accepted during hours of operation.

Provides supplementary and emergency food for residents of Hamilton mountain. Food bank clients are required to make an appointment for every visit. 

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