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Food in Haldimand: Emergency & Low Cost Support

Emergency Food Services

Program Information Where and When Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
Caring Hands Food Cupboard
First Baptist Church
114 Broad Street East
Dunnville, Ontario2nd Wed of every month
10am -1pm
Individuals in Need
Registration form, ID and proof of income statement required.
Provides perishable and non-perishable food to families and singles in need.
Caledonia and District Food Bank
103 Inverness St West, Caledonia

Fri 9:30am-12 noon
(Thurs if Fri is a holiday)

Max two visits per month if necessary.
Low income individuals and families living in Haldimand County, Caledonia area. Residents must register in person and provide proof of income and residency (rental agreement/lease, tax bill, etc)
Clients receive four to five days of food at no cost.
Cayuga Food Bank
(serves Ward 2 of Haldimand county)
8 McKay Street West, Cayuga

Food drop:  Wed 9am – 12 noon and last Fri of the month from 9am-12 noon
Food Distribution:
Fri 9am – 12 noon
*Closed first Fri of each month

Individuals in need.

Registration form, ID, proof of residency and income statement required.

Provides food, clothing and other miscellaneous items to clients in need.
Hagersville Food Bank
5 Marathon St, Hagersville

Thurs 12 noon – 4pm
*New clients must register before 3:30pm on Thurs

No restrictions, all are eligible

New clients require government issued ID, proof of income and expenses for last 2 months

Local food bank for residents of Hagersville and the six rural routes.
Jarvis Caring Cupboard
(serves Fisherville, Hagersville, Jarvis, Nanticoke, Selkirk, Townsend, Walpole)905-779-3542
After Hours: 289-377 8555
Parish Centre of the Anglican Church, 136 Rainham Rd, Nanticoke

Fri 11am-2pm

No restrictions, all are eligible.

Rent receipt, utility bill, income stub and ID required with present address.

Provides non-perishables to families and singles in need.
Salvation Army
Community and Family Services
(serves Dunnville)Office: 905-774-4251
Toll free:1-866-882-9910
108 Bridge St, Dunnville

Tues and Thurs 11am-3pm
(closed at lunch 12:00pm-1pm),
Wednesdays 1-4pm

Once a month but flexible, additional inquiries and requests can be made with Joy Quail, ext 25.

No restrictions, all are eligible, apply in person.

Food bank program for low income individuals and families in crisis.

Refers to other programs.

St Vincent de Paul Society
St Patricks Church,
107 Orkney St East, Caledonia4th Mon of each month
No restrictions, all are eligible

Call office to arrange home visit to access the individual situation

Provides visits to the sick, poor, elderly and offers emergency food and shelter.
St Vincent de Paul Society
116 Lock St. E, Dunnville

Open Mon-Fri, food vouchers available 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fri of the month, 10am-12 noon.

Apply in person. If assistance has been received from other agencies, this information is required. Food bank and food vouchers.

Meal Programs

Program Information Where and When Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
Meals on Wheels
Haldimand-Norfolk Community Senior Support Services Inc.
(serves Hagersville, Caledonia, Waterford, Port Dover, Simcoe, Delhi, Dunnville)
Mon-Fri Delivery available 1-5 days/week Healthy meal home delivery for seniors 60 years and older and adults with disabilities 18 years and older.

Provides daily or weekly meals.

Diner’s Club
Haldimand-Norfolk Community Senior Support Services Inc.

(serves Hagersville, Caledonia, Waterford, Port Dover, Simcoe, Delhi, Dunnville)1-800-265-2818
Multiple locations

Monthly or bi-monthly

Seniors Provides transportation to a central location for nutritious meals, socialization, information and entertainment. Cost: $11 or $13 with transportation.
Agape’s Door Soup Kitchen


210 Forest St. West, Dunnville
(Located in basement of Dunnville Word of Faith Fellowship Church)Wed 11:30 am to 1pm
No restrictions, all are eligible

Drop-in, no referral required

A soup kitchen that provides clients with a free meal.
Salvation Army and Flyers Bakery and Café

Ext. 27

Flyers Bakery and Café, 144 Queen St, Dunnville

One Tuesday per month (call at start of month for specific date)
6-7pm, last serving 6:30pm

No restrictions, all are welcome Free community dinner. Pick up tickets from The Salvation Army (108 Bridge St, Dunnville) any time after the 1st of the month.
Join Us For Dinner & Community Café

Community Support Centre

103 Inverness St.,Caledonia
Join us for dinner at 5:30 on the third Wed. of the month (except Dec. & summer months)Café runs Fri. mornings from 9:30-12:30
No restrictions, all are welcome.

Please call to RSVP for Dinner.

Free community meals.

Community Gardens

Program Information Where and When Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
Let’s Eat Right Dunnville,
Shared Harvest Community Farm and Education Center
834 North Shore Dr., Dunnville

June – Jan 15th
Sat 9-12 pm
Wed 5-7:30 pm
Jan 15th – June (call in advance)

Low income families Low income families receive a basket of food every week for 32 weeks at a subsidized rate of $10 per basket (regular price: $25).
Thompson Creek Community Garden


550 George Street, Dunnville

Open May – Oct

Community members Free communal community garden or private plot ($10) with possible reimbursement. Most plants/seeds are provided by the group.

Prenatal Nutrition Programs

Program Information Where and When Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
Healthy Moms Eating Well for 2
Program delivered at home as needed. Pregnant women Home visiting program providing food gift cards, prenatal vitamins and counselling from a dietitian.

*This list may not be complete. It is meant to be a useful guide for persons in immediate need of food.

*Many churches also offer a variety of services to neighbours with need.

* For more information about a specific program, please call the contact numbers listed.

If you have updates for this list, please email, or call the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at 519-426-6170 (Simcoe) or 905-318-6623 (Caledonia) and ask to speak with a Registered Dietitian.

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