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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 Normandale, Renton, Simcoe, Turkey Point)519-428-1713
23 Kent St.
South, Simcoe
Every Thurs 8:30am – 12:00pm
Frequency of service is based on income.

ID, income receipts, rent receipts, utility bills and drug card (if on assistance) required.

Open to all who need food assistance at no cost.
Salvation Army Community & Family Services – Emergency Assistance Program
(serves Norfolk County and Hagersville, Jarvis, Nanticoke)
519-426-5420 or 226-567-0255,
184 Colborne St. North, Simcoe

Mon-Fri, 1-4pm except holidays and first Thursday of month.

 ID and proof of income required. Emergency services include food, housing, clothing and transportation.
St. Vincent de Paul
(serves all of Norfolk county)
519-582-1312 Ext. 24
Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Parish, 110 Adams Ave, Delhi
Call Mon and Wed
Delivery Tues-Thurs 8:30am-4:30pm
Open to all who need assistance.
Eligible to receive every 2 months.
Emergency food at no cost. Individuals: bag of food and $10 gift card for fresh food. Families: box of food and $25 gift card.
St. Vincent de Paul
Port Dover
519-426-0887 (follow the prompts – press 2, then 1. Leave name and phone number for call back)
St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 17 Lynn Park Ave,
Port Dover
Hours as required
No restriction, eligible to all.
Call St. Cecilia’s Church and leave a message requesting assistance.
Offer food vouchers to people in need.
St. Vincent de Paul
(serves Simcoe and Waterford)
519-426-0887 Ext. 2
St. Mary’s Church, 211 Union St., Simcoe
Call Tues to Fri to register. Delivery Tues and Thurs.
Once every 2 months for those in need of food. Must be home day of delivery and have phone number. Emergency grocery assistance.
Delhi Sharing Pantry(serves Delhi and Teeterville)

519-582-2559 (Ruth)

22 Argyle Ave, Delhi(side entrance)

Every Thurs 1:00-3:00pm
(call for emergency food)

Available once a month for those in need of food who live in the community.Clients must present ID and proof of address at the beginning of each year or when registering for the first time. Provides emergency food for individuals and families in need.
Mission Food Bank (Port Rowan)(serves Clear Creek, Houghton, Langton, Port Rowan, St Williams, Walsingham)


Basement of Free Methodist Church: 26 Erie Ave,Port Rowan

1st and 3rd Tues of each month,10am-noon

Available twice a month.Evidence of address, income and rental/mortgage payment required. Provides food assistance to those in need assistance at no cost.
Life Line Food Bank
(serves Port Dover)
215 Market St E, Unit B, Port Dover

Tues from 9:00-11:45am

Clients must provide 2 pieces of ID, complete an application form and provide proof of rent, utility payment and means of income. Emergency assistance for those requiring temporary food assistance.
Waterford and District Food Cupboard
(serves Bloomsburg, Vanessa, Waterford, Windham Centre, Villa Nova)
Rear entrance of 61 St. James St S, Waterford

Wed from 7-8:30pm

Anyone in need of food can access service once every 4 weeks. Potential clients are required to fill out an application that includes proof of income and residency and identification of family members applying. Distributes food to those in need.

Meal Programs

(Visit for postings of additional one-time meal programs.)

Program Information Where and When Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
First Serving
First Baptist Church of Simcoe,129 Young St., Simcoe

2nd, 3rd, 4th Mon of every month, at 5:30pm Doors open 5pm

No restrictions, all are eligible. A free drop-in community meal.
St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen
Office: 519-426-0887
Hall: 519-426-2366
Knights of Columbus Hall – upper floor, 43 Kent St. South, Simcoe
Tues, Wed and Thurs from 11:00am-12:15pm, Oct-April
No restrictions, all are eligible. A free, nutritious and hot meal for families and singles.
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 eligible. Free community lunch.
Achieve Mental Health Wellness & Recovery Centre
Free Meal Program
519-428-0580, 519-428-0580 or,
50 Orchard Ave, Simcoe

Tues and Fri 12:00-1:00pm

For people living with mental illness, mental health concerns and/or addictions that are 16 and older. Members pay $3 per month and receive 8 meals. Non-members pay $6 per month for 8 meals (membership $3/year).
Diner’s Club
Haldimand-Norfolk Community Senior Support Services Inc.

Multiple locations

Monthly or bi-monthly

For seniors. Provides transportation to a central location for nutritious meals, socialization and entertainment.
Cost: $11 or $13 with transportation.
Caring for the Core Community Lunch
Trinity Anglican Church, 80
Colborne St. South, Simcoe
Thurs from 11:30am-12:30pm
Doors open 10am
No restrictions, all are welcome. Free community meal.

Community Gardens

Program Information Where and When Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
The John Race Memorial Community Garden, Simcoe & District Horticultural Society
519-443-4807 (Dave)
519-410-2027 (John)
Gilbertson Drive, Simcoe
Open May to Oct
Limit of 2 plots per gardener
All are welcome.
Community gardens where people have a piece of land to grow vegetables, fruit, and flowers. Plots are $20 – $15/ plot + $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
(serves Hagersville, Jarvis, Nanticoke, Norfolk County)519-426-3640
184 Colborne St. N, Simcoe
Third Tues of every month (except Dec),
No restrictions, all are eligible.

Registration required

Lunch provided. Samples available to take home.

Prenatal Nutrition Programs

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

519-587-2441 Ext. 407
Program delivered at home as needed. Pregnant women over the age of 24 Home visiting program providing food gift cards, prenatal vitamins and counselling from a dietitian.
Baby Be Healthy
(Sobey’s Pharmacy)
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 Frequency/Eligibility Service Details
Ride Norfolk
(serves Simcoe, Waterford, Delhi, Port Dover, Port Rowan, Courtland, Langton, Walsh, St. William’s, Port Ryerse, Turkey Point, Vittoria)
Simcoe and surrounding areas
Mon to Fri 8am – 6pm, except holidays
No restrictions, all are eligible Public transportation service
$2.00 in town – $6.00 out of town
$25.00 multi ride pass.
Children 5 and under – free.

*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.

Updated: December 2017

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