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Food in Norfolk: Emergency & Low Cost Support

Emergency Food Services

Program Information Where and When Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
Simcoe Caring Cupboard
Serves Simcoe, Renton, Normandale and Turkey Point
519-428-1713
In emergency: 519-410-2068
23 Kent St. S., Simcoe
Donations accepted: Wed. 8 – 10 am
Clients served:
Thurs. 8:15 am –12 pm
Frequency of service is based on income.

Clients must show ID, proof of income, rent/mortgage payment, utility bills and drug card (if on assistance).

Emergency supply of food available to those in need at no cost.
Salvation Army Community & Family Services – Emergency Assistance Program
Serves all of Norfolk County, Hagersville, Jarvis and Nanticoke
519-426-3640 or 226-567-0255
famserv.simcoe@eastlink.ca
184 Colborne St. North, Simcoe

Mon-Fri, 1-4pm Not open holidays or 1st Thurs. of the month

Clients must show ID and proof of income. Emergency supply of food and clothing available to those in need at no cost.

Wheelchair accessible.

St. Vincent de Paul – Delhi
Serves Delhi519-426-0887 ext. 7239
Leave a voice message requesting food assistance.
Our Lady, Queen of Martyr’s Parish, Delhi

Deliveries Tues. and Thurs.
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

No restrictions. All in need of assistance are eligible once every 2 months. Emergency supply of food and/or grocery store vouchers delivered to homes of those in need at no cost.

Someone must be home to receive food/vouchers. A phone number must be provided.

St. Vincent de Paul– Port Dover/WalshServes Port Dover, Walsh and surrounding areas

519-426-0887 ext. 4238

Leave a voice message requesting food assistance.

St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Dover

St. Michael’s Church, Walsh

Deliveries as needed

St. Vincent de Paul – Simcoe

Serves Simcoe and Waterford
519-426-0887 ext. 4239
Leave a voice message requesting food assistance.

St. Mary’s Church, Simcoe

Deliveries Tues. and Thurs.

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Delhi Sharing Pantry

Serves Delhi, Teeterville and surrounding areas

519-582-2559 (Ruth)

22 Argyle Ave, Delhi(side entrance)

Thurs. 1 – 3 pm

(call for emergency food)

All in need of assistance are eligible once a month.

Clients must show ID and proof of address when registering for the first time, and at the beginning of each year.

Emergency supply of food available to those in need at no cost.
Mission Food Bank

Serves Clear Creek, Houghton, Langton, Port Rowan,
St. Williams and Walsingham

519-586-3003

67 Queen St. W., St. Williams (former school building)

1st and 3rd Tues. of the month
10 am – 12 pm

All in need of assistance are eligible twice a month.

Clients must show proof of address, income and rent/mortgage payment.

Emergency supply of food available to those in need at no cost.

Wheelchair accessible.

Life Line Food Bank
(serves Port Dover)
226-931-2776
215 Market St E, Unit B, Port Dover

Tues from 9:00-11:45am

Clients must complete an application form, show 2 pieces of ID, proof of income, rent/mortgage payment and utility bills. Emergency supply of food available to those in need at no cost.

Wheelchair accessible.

Waterford and District Food Cupboard
Serves Waterford, Bloomsburg, Vanessa, Wilsonville, Hartford and Villa Nova519-443-5307
61 St. James St. S., Waterford
(rear entrance)Wed. 7 – 8:30 pm
All in need of assistance are eligible once a month.

Clients must complete an application form, show proof of income, address, and IDs of all family members applying.

Emergency supply of food available to those in need at no cost.

Not wheelchair accessible, but a staff member or the client’s family member can access food on their behalf.

Meal Programs

(Visit www.whenisthatagain.weebly.com for postings of additional one-time meal programs.)

Program Information Where and When Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
Meals on Wheels Haldimand-Norfolk Community Senior Support Services Inc.
Serves all of Norfolk County1-800-265-2818
Deliveries Mon. – Fri. For seniors 60+ and adults 18+ with disabilities who are clients of Haldimand-Norfolk Community Senior Support Services Inc. Healthy prepared meals are delivered 1 – 5 times/week to the homes of clients in need for a fee.
First Serving Community Meal519-426-3273  First Baptist Church, 129 Young St., Simcoe

Every Mon. 5:30

No restrictions. All are welcome. A free, drop-in community supper.

Wheelchair accessible at Talbot St. entrance

St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen
Office: 519-426-0887
Knights of Columbus Hall – upstairs

43 Kent St. S., Simcoe

October to April
Tues., Wed., Thurs.
Coffee served 10 am
Lunch served 11 am – 12:30 pm

No restrictions. All are welcome. A free, drop-in, nutritious, hot lunch.
Salvation Army Community & Family Services – Community Lunch
519-426-3640 or 226-567-0255
184 Colbourne St. North, Simcoe

Every Tues, May-Sept at 11:30am

No restrictions. All are welcome. A free, drop-in community lunch.

Wheelchair accessible.

Achieve Mental Health Wellness & Recovery Centre – Meal Program
519-428-0580 or 1-877-909-4357
50 Orchard Ave, Simcoe

Tues and Fri
Lunch served 12 pm

For people 16 and older living with mental illness, mental health concerns, and/or working towards recovery from additions. Meal program available to members only (membership $3/year). Meal program offers members lunch twice weekly for $3 per month (8 meals).
Diner’s Club – Haldimand-Norfolk Community Senior Support Services Inc.
1-866-529-0849
Monthly meals:

Simcoe – 2nd Tues
St. Williams – 2nd Wed
Delhi – 4th Thurs
Waterford – 3rd Tues
Port Dover – 4th Tues

For seniors 60 and older who are clients of Haldimand- Norfolk Community Senior Support Services Inc. Nutritious meal, socialization and entertainment. Transportation available.

$11 –  meal only
$13 – meal + transportation

Caring for the Core Community Lunch
519-426-0501
Trinity Anglican Church,
80 Colborne St. South, Simcoe
May to end of SeptemberThurs 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Doors open 10 am
No restrictions. All are welcome. Free, drop-in community lunch.

Wheelchair accessible.

Community Gardens

Program Information Where and When Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
The John Race Memorial Community Garden
519-443-4807 (Dave)
dzeldon@hotmail.com
519-410-2027 (John)
Gilbertson Drive, Simcoe
Open May to Oct
No restrictions. All are welcome.

Limit of 1 plot per gardener.

Community gardens where people rent a piece of land to grow vegetables, fruit or flowers. Plots are $20 plus $10 deposit.

 

 

Community Kitchens and Food Skill Programs

Program Information Where and When Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
Salvation Army Community & Family Services – Community Kitchen Workshop
519-426-3640 or 226-567-0255
famserv.simcoe@eastlink.ca
184 Colborne St. N, Simcoe
Workshops run as needed. Call for information.
No restrictions. All are eligible.
Registration is required.
Lunch provided. Samples available to take home.

Wheelchair accessible.

Prenatal Nutrition Programs

Program Information Where and When Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
Haldimand-Norfolk REACH
Healthy Moms Eating Well for 2

519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 ext. 407
Program delivered at home as needed. Pregnant women over the age of 24 Free home visiting program providing food gift cards, prenatal vitamins and counselling from a dietitian.
Baby Be Healthy
(Sobey’s Pharmacy)
519-426-6773
www.sobeyspharmacy.com/bbh
438 Norfolk St, Simcoe
Open 7 days a week, apply online or in-store
Women who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant Free prenatal vitamins

Transportation to Food

Program Information Where and When Service Details
Ride Norfolk
Public transportation serviceRoutes:

  • Mon-Fri: Within Simcoe
  • Mon- Fri: Simcoe to Brantford
  • Mon: Simcoe, Delhi, Windham Centre, Waterford
  • Tues: Simcoe, Walsh, St. Williams, Port Rowan
  • Wed: Simcoe, Delhi, Courtland, Tillsonburg, Langton, Greens Corner, Bill’s Corners
  • Thurs: Simcoe, Delhi, Bill’s Corners, Port Dover
  • Fri: Simcoe, Port Dover, Port Ryerse, Turkey Point, Vittoria

 

Check schedules at:

https://www.norfolkcounty.ca/transit/schedulesandmaps/

519-428-3178 or 519-426-8866 ext. 2233

Buses run:

Mon. to Friday

7:45 am – 6:30 pm, except holidays

Pay with exact cash on the bus or purchase tickets at:

  • Norfolk County Public Libraries (cash or debit)
    Delhi: 192 Main St.
    Port Dover: 713 St. George St.
    Port Rowan: 1034 Bay St.
    Simcoe: 46 Colborne St. South
    Waterford: 15 Main St. South
  • Simcoe Recreation Centre (cash, debit or credit)
    182 South Dr., Simcoe

Community Services office (cash, debit or credit)
95 Culver St., Simcoe

$2.50 One-Way within Simcoe ($2.00 for students and seniors)

 

$6.00 One-Way out of town ($4.00 for students and seniors)

 

$8.00 Day Pass; unlimited use within Norfolk County

 

$25.00 Multi Pass; punch card good for 15 rides. $30+ value. No expiry date.

 

$10 One-Way Simcoe to Brantford

Children 5 and under – free.

Wheelchair accessible, bike-friendly and service animal-friendly.

*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 churchoutserving@gmail.com, 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.

Updated: October 2019

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