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Food Banks

Community Care of West Niagara

4309 Central Ave
Lincoln, ON
L0R 1B6

Programs include:

Food Bank: Available once per month for perishable and non-perishable grocery pickup, and once per week for perishable items such as fresh produce, bread and any items we may have an excess of.

Housing: Provides support in completion of Niagara Regional Housing applications. Assesses the need for and makes referrals to partners and emergency shelters.

Utility Assistance: Provides intake for the Niagara Emergency Energy Fund (NEEF) for emergency financial assistance for low income households facing disconnection (gas or hydro). Also provides intake for the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) to lower electricity bills for low-income households.

Dental Assistance: Brushed Aside partner agency. Provide access to dental care for adults in need of dental treatment for pain/infection or dentures.

Identification Clinic: In partnership with Community Care St Catharines, assists clients with replacing birth certificates, citizenship cards, records of landing, marriage certificates, health cards, and delayed statements of birth. Clients can also access safe storage of identifications.

Trusteeship: In partnership with Community Care St Catharines, provides money management and direct distribution of funds to eligible clients.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart: Provides financially disadvantaged children, aged 4-18 years, with the opportunity to participate in sports and recreational activities.

Back to School Program: Provides a backpack filled with school supplies to children and youth from low-income families. Works in partnership with the Jumpstart Sneaker Program in providing a new pair of sneakers. Clients can call the main number or email clientservices@communitycarewn.ca to register.

Birthday Program: Registered clients can select gifts for their children's birthdays.

CCWN gratefully accepts donations of fresh perishable and nonperishable food items. Please drop off donations at receiving area (rear of building) Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm.

https://www.communitycarewn.ca

reception@communitycarewn.ca

Office: 905-563-5822

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Client Food Room Tue-Thu 9 am-3 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon

Community Care of West Niagara

3831 Victoria Ave
Vineland , ON
L0R 2C0

Programs include:

Food Bank: Available once per month for perishable and non-perishable grocery pickup, and once per week for perishable items such as fresh produce, bread and any items we may have an excess of.

Housing: Provides support in completion of Niagara Regional Housing applications. Assesses the need for and makes referrals to partners and emergency shelters.

Utility Assistance: Provides intake for the Niagara Emergency Energy Fund (NEEF) for emergency financial assistance for low income households facing disconnection (gas or hydro). Also provides intake for the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) to lower electricity bills for low-income households.

Dental Assistance: Brushed Aside partner agency. Provide access to dental care for adults in need of dental treatment for pain/infection or dentures.

Identification Clinic: In partnership with Community Care St Catharines, assists clients with replacing birth certificates, citizenship cards, records of landing, marriage certificates, health cards, and delayed statements of birth. Clients can also access safe storage of identifications.

Trusteeship: In partnership with Community Care St Catharines, provides money management and direct distribution of funds to eligible clients.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart: Provides financially disadvantaged children, aged 4-18 years, with the opportunity to participate in sports and recreational activities.

Back to School Program: Provides a backpack filled with school supplies to children and youth from low-income families. Works in partnership with the Jumpstart Sneaker Program in providing a new pair of sneakers. Clients can call the main number or email clientservices@communitycarewn.ca to register.

Birthday Program: Registered clients can select gifts for their children's birthdays.

CCWN gratefully accepts donations of fresh perishable and nonperishable food items. Please drop off donations at receiving area (rear of building) Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm.

https://www.communitycarewn.ca

reception@communitycarewn.ca

Office: 905-563-5822

Outreach Program Tue-Thu 1 pm-5 pm * FEED Niagara: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Community Care, St Catharines and Thorold - Food Bank

12 North St
St Catharines, ON
L2R 2S3

Accepts donations of and distributes food to residents facing financial challenges.

https://www.communitycarestca.ca

bettylou@communitycarestca.ca

Office: 905-685-1349

Mon-Fri 10 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3 pm

Community Care, St Catharines and Thorold - Food Bank

19 Albert St W
Thorold, ON
L2V 2G2

Accepts donations of and distributes food to residents facing financial challenges.

https://www.communitycarestca.ca

bettylou@communitycarestca.ca

Office: 905-227-9240

Mon-Fri 10 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3 pm

Community Outreach Program Erie

32 Dufferin St
Fort Erie, ON
L2A 2T5

A referral agency and resource centre. Offers a community emergency food bank.

outreach@becon.org

Office: 905-871-2526

Fax: 905-871-8430

Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4 pm * Fri 8:30 am-3 pm

GBF Community Services

40 Elm St
Grimsby, ON
L3M 4G3

A registered, not for profit community agency that provides social service assistance to members of the Grimsby community who are experiencing financial hardship. Services ensure those in need receive the basic provision of food security (i.e. food bank and holiday hampers), housing assistance (i.e. rent and utility assistance), health and wellbeing support (i.e. medical and dental assistance), a Back-to-School Program, and a retail store that is available for all in the community.

Utility Assistance: Provides intake for the Niagara Emergency Energy Fund (NEEF) and the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) for emergency financial assistance for low income households facing gas or hydro (Grimsby Power) disconnection.

https://gbfgrimsby.com/

info@gbfgrimsby.com

Office: 905-309-5664

Fax: 905-945-6233

Food bank Tue-Fri 10 am-2 pm
Retail Store Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-4:30 pm * Thu 10 am-8 pm
Donations Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-4 pm * Thu 10 am-7:30 pm

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Welland

77 Division St
Welland, ON
L3B 3Z8

Offers ministry and Anglican worship in a traditional setting.

Hygiene & Food Pantry available once per month for those in need. Upon registration, clients will be given a individual shopping list. Items will be shopped for them on a monthly basis. Changes to shopping list can be made monthly. Items be bagged and handed out once a month.

Some of the items available at the pantry include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • perishable and non-perishable food
  • shampoo
  • laundry detergent and cleaning products
  • toilet paper
  • deodorant and other personal care items
  • diapers
  • feminine hygiene products
  • bladder control products
Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off at the church office.

Now offering a daily takeout breakfast to those in need. Also offer a Christmas Day Community Dinner to anyone in need. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please contact the church for information about each program.

http://www.holytrinitywelland.ca

holytrinitywelland@cogeco.net

Office: 905-734-3543

Fax: 905-734-9344

Office Hours Tues. Wed, Fri 8:30 am-1:30 pm
Worship Services Sun 8 am, 10 am,
Hygiene & Food Pantry Third Wed 3:30 pm-6 pm
Breakfast Program Mon-Sun 7:30 am-8:30 am

Hope Centre (The) - Food Bank

570 King St
Welland, ON
L3B 3L2

Provides supplementary groceries, including fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products, (when available) to registered members once per month. Supply will depend on the donated products that are received.

https://www.thehopecentre.net

info@thehopecentre.net

Office: 905-788-0744

Fax: 905-788-0748

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9:30 am-11:30 pm, 12:30 pm-3 pm * Wed 11:30 am-6:15 pm

Newark Neighbours

1534 Niagara Stone Road
Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON
L0S 1T0

A volunteer run organization and the only food bank and thrift store serving Niagara-on-the-Lake. The thrift store sells gently used clothing and footwear for women, men and children as well as jewelry, accessories, household items, small appliances, bedding and towels, collectibles and more at a low cost. All thrift store revenue is used to support the food bank.

Non-perishable food supplies are provided twice a month to registered clients; holiday hampers are distributed at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

https://www.newarkneighbours.ca

grantcis347@gmail.com

Office: 905-468-3519

Food bank Tue, Thu 9:30 am-1 pm
Thrift store Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri Sat 10 am-4 pm * Thu 10 am-7 pm

Niagara Falls Christian Ministries

St John the Evangelist Church; 3428 Portage Rd
Main Sanctuary Niagara Falls, ON
L2J 2K4

Weekly ministries include bible teachings, worship, and music, as well as weekly Bible study groups.

Christian refugee services- A church member sponsored Christian refugee family program.

Teaching Ministry - Free teaching courses in understanding world religions.

Grace Pantry- An emergency community food bank program.

https://www.nfcm.weebly.com

roze4jesus@gmail.com

Office: 289-296-1212

After Hours: 647-464-3774

Services Sun 12 noon, Thu 6:30 pm

Niagara Worship Centre

6846 Frederica St
Niagara Falls, ON
L2G 1E2

A church offering worship services for the whole family, with children and youth programs on Sun and throughout the week.

https://www.niagaraworship.ca

office@niagaraworship.ca

Office: 905-356-0635

Office Mon-Thu 9 am-3 pm
Services Sun 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm

Open Arms Mission Welland

22 Fifth St
Welland, ON
L3B 4Z3

Offers the following:

  • food bank
  • hygiene program
  • spiritual support
  • Redeemed Lives Men's Ministry (933 Forks Rd W)
  • sewing classes
  • free professional haircuts
Donations of food and hygiene products can be delivered to the OAM Ministry Campus warehouse at 933 Forks Rd Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm. Fresh produce, meat, and bread delivered to the Mission Centre at 22 Fifth St, Welland Tue-Fri 9:30 am-4 pm.

https://www.openarmsmissionwelland.com

Executiveassistant@openarmsmissionwelland.com

Office: 905-788-3800

Food Bank Tue-Thu 9:30 am-11:30 am, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, Fri 9:30 am-11:30 am

Open Arms of Jesus Outreach Ministry

60 Facer St
Side Door St Catharines, ON
L2M 5J1

A drop in centre providing the following services:

  • Phone(free long distance to Canada and USA) and Internet
  • Food bank (local community)
  • Individual and family Christian counselling/ addictions counselling
  • Funeral services for low income individuals
  • Visits for shut-ins and inmates
  • Advocacy for workers compensation, housing and programs including Ontario Works and Ontario Disability
  • Income tax preparation for low income individuals and families

openarmsofjesus@hotmail.com

Office: 289-271-1281

Mon-Fri 9 am-2 pm

Pelham Cares

191 Regional Rd 20 E
Pelham, ON
L0S 1E6

Provides the following services:
* Emergency and ongoing food
* Personal hygiene items
* Transportation to medical appointments
* Sponsors children/youth (birth-18 years) for sports, recreation, and educational activities
* Assistance to families who suffer loss due to fire or other catastrophes
* Referrals to other agencies if unable to assist

https://www.pelhamcares.org

info@pelhamcares.org

Office: 905-892-5300

Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30 am-12 noon * Tue, Wed 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Port Cares - Reach Out Centre - Food Bank

61 Nickel St
Port Colborne, ON
L3K 1B3

Residents can visit during food bank hours for non-perishable food items and weekly for perishable items when they are available.

https://www.portcares.ca

portcares@portcares.ca

Office: 905-834-3629

Fax: 905-834-5805

Tue, Wed, Fri 10 am-3 pm

Project SHARE - Food Bank

4129 Stanley Ave
Unit 2 Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 7H3

Emergency food is provided free of charge to residents of Niagara Falls. Families can come once per calendar month for their perishable and non-perishable grocery pickup.

https://www.projectshare.ca

info@projectshare.ca

Office: 905-357-5121

Fax: 905-357-0143

Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm

Project SHARE - Food Bank

Chippawa Presbyterian Church, 8280 Willoughby Dr
Niagara Falls, ON
L2G 6X2

Emergency food is provided free of charge to residents of Niagara Falls. Families can come once per calendar month for their perishable and non-perishable grocery pickup.

https://www.projectshare.ca

info@projectshare.ca

Office: 905-357-5121

Fax: 905-357-0143

Wed 1 pm-6 pm

Salvation Army (The) - Food Bank

255 Gilmore Rd
Fort Erie, ON
L2A 2M4

Clients may come for assistance once per calendar month for full food bank services, as well as any food bank day for perishable items such as bread, fruits, and vegetables.

http://salvationarmyforterie.org

fort.erie@salvationarmy.ca

Office: 905-871-1592

Wed, Fri 12 noon-3:30 pm

Salvation Army (The) - Food Bank

Seaway Mall; 800 Niagara St
Unit JJ Welland, ON
L3C 5Z4

Provide a food bank to those in need.

Office: 905-735-5700

Fax: 905-735-8713

By appointment only, Mon, Thu, Fri 9 am-12 pm

Silver Spire United Church

366 St Paul St
St Catharines, ON
L2R 3N2

United Church offering regular worship services and community outreach. Offers shower and laundry services to those in need.

Performs same-sex marriage services for the local 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.

Arts Community Potluck Lunches 2-3 times/year, open to all interested in networking and information.

Rooms of various sizes and amenities are available for rent.

https://www.silverspire.ca

office@silverspire.ca

Office: 905-682-8328

Shower/laundry services Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am-12 noon

Small Scale Farms - Food Fed Forward

13145 Lundy's Lane
Thorold, ON
L0S 1A0

A social enterprise/farm share community, working with multiple farmers, businesses and distributors to provide local product to Niagara residents. For every subscription produce box bought, a bag of free produce is provided to various community groups within the region, as well as on site, to those in need.

https://www.smallscalefarms.ca

orders@smallscalefarms.ca

Toll Free: 1-844-769-7333

Pick up Wed-Sat 10 am-3 pm * Delivery Thu-Sat 3 pm-7 pm

St Alfred's Roman Catholic Church

272 Vine St
St Catharines, ON
L2M 4T3

A local church offering services in the Roman Catholic faith. Offers Children's Liturgy during 10:30 am Sunday Mass.

Through the Society of St Vincent de Paul, also offers a food bank for anyone who lives in the parish geography (does not have to be Catholic).

https://www.stalfredcatholicchurch.ca

office@stalfredcatholicchurch.ca

Office: 905-934-9703

Fax: 905-934-1155

Food Bank Mon-Fri 9 am-11 am

St George Catholic Church - Food Bank

56 Ridgeway Rd
Fort Erie, ON
L0S 1B0

A food bank for local residents. Clients can come once a month and receive a food voucher for perishables and one or two bags of canned goods depending on family size.

https://sites.google.com/site/stgeorgecrystalbeach/home

office@stgeorgechurch.ca

Office: 905-894-8592

Mon, Thu 9:30 am-12 noon

Village of Hope Niagara

2540 South Service Rd
Lincoln, ON
L0R 1S0

Food Bank: Walk-in service and home delivery of food (fresh and non perishable) to registered families, individuals and seniors who qualify.

Snack Attack: Offers families with school-aged children better snack choices throughout the week. Snacks are obtained through donations and additional items are purchased.

Shelter/Utility Stability: Provide counsel, mediation and periodic short term financial aid to keep Lincoln residents in their current housing with utilities functioning.

Safe at Home: Provides home furnishings for those in and out of transitional housing and to families in need.

https://www.villageofhopeniagara.org

mail@villageofhopeniagara.org

Office: 905-562-3113

After Hours: 905-964-3809

Mon-Thu 10 am-4 pm, Fri 12 noon-4 pm

West Lincoln Community Care

2660 Industrial Park Rd
West Lincoln, ON
L0R 2A0

A non-profit, charitable organization that enhances the quality of life for members of the community who seek assistance and support.

Offers food, clothing, emergency assistance and the following programs:

  • Step-Up - funding towards recreational activities for children in low income families
  • Medical and Dental Assistance
  • Vouchers available for clothing or household items
  • Financial Counselling/Income Tax
  • Resource materials
  • Mental Health Counselling
Utility Assistance: Provides intake for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) and the Niagara Emergency Energy Fund (NEEF) for emergency financial assistance for low income households facing disconnection (gas or hydro). Also provides intake for the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) to reduce hydro bills. Can assist with other essential services in emergency situations. Must meet eligibility requirements.

Backpack Program: Offers backpacks filled with school supplies to children in JK-Grade 12.

Holiday Hampers: Provides hampers filled with food at Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. In addition to the food hamper, each family member receives essential clothing and a special gift in the Christmas hamper.

Thrift Store: A gently used goods store, providing the following at a low cost to the public:
  • furniture items
  • large and small household goods
  • electronics and appliances
  • clothing, shoes, accessories
  • sporting goods
  • toys, books, movies
Also accepts donations during business hours. Funds generated go towards supporting the food bank and its programs.

https://www.westlincolncc.com

wlcc@bellnet.ca

Office: 905-957-5882

Office: 905-957-5882

Food Bank Tue, Thu 9:30 am-4 pm, Wed 2 pm-6 pm
Thrift Store Mon-Sat 10 am-4 pm

Westview Centre4Women

Westview Christian Fellowship; 124 Queenston St
St Catharines, ON
L2R 2Z7

A weekly drop-in centre, providing women of all walks of life with a safe, welcoming and dignified environment.

Provides practical assistance by providing the following free services:

  • Haircuts, nails and waxing
  • Shower facilities
  • Laundry services
  • Special events
  • Access to a telephone and long distance calling
  • Fully staffed child minding for preschool children (parent must stay within the building)
  • Afternoon workshops and classes
  • Friendship, craft classes
  • Upcyle classes
  • Guest speakers

http://www.westviewc4w.com

wcfonthecorner@gmail.com

Office: 905-687-4848

Cell: 905-351-2822

Tue-Thu 10 am-4 pm * Mon, Thu 7 pm-9 pm