Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Regional services are closed or cancelled.

Food Banks, Meal Programs and Emergency Food

The following organizations provide access to food and essential help to our community.

Dial 2-1-1 or visit inCommunities for more information and a list of all programs in Niagara.

Community Agencies

  • Fort Erie
    Agency Address Phone Hours COVID-19 Latest Updates
    Community Outreach Program Erie 32 Dufferin St. 905-871-2526

    Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Food bank is still open.

    Clothing and household goods are not available at this time.

    Meals on Wheels 32 Idylewylde St. 905-871-9366    
    St. Andrew's Church 203 Highland Ave. 905-871-3450

    September to June only

    First Saturday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

     
    St. George Catholic Church 56 Ridgeway Rd., Crystal Beach 905-894-2853 Call ahead for Food Bank hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

    Pre-packaged bag of food is left outside door as people arrive.

    St. Joseph's Church 3718 Netherby Rd. 905-353-2224 Dinner served third Thursday at 4:30 p.m.  
    The Salvation Army 255 Gilmore Rd. 905-871-1592 ext. 24 or 21

    Staff are onsite Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Doors are locked so knock first)

    Food Bank is open regular hours. Prepackaged hampers are being handed out at the door. The 3:30 p.m. "Freebie pick-up" is suspended.

    Utility appointments are suspended unless forwarded by LEAP for Enbridge. OESP may be completed if required. Phone first. CVITP clinics are suspended. There will be no community meals (Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday) within Fort Erie until further notice.
  • Grimsby
    Agency Address Phone Hours COVID-19 Latest Updates
    Grimsby Benevolent Fund 40 Elm St. 905-309-5664 Food Bank: Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Must be registered and call ahead to arrange pick-up of food and back door entrance only.
  • Lincoln
    Agency Address Phone Hours COVID-19 Latest Updates
    Community Care of West Niagara 4309 Central Ave., Beamsville 905-563-5822

    Tuesday and Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Thursday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

    Call one day ahead before planning on visiting.

    Must be registered and back door entrance only. A warehouse attendant will come outside to give you the prepackaged bag of food.

    The Village of Hope 3831 Victoria Ave., Vineland 905-562-3003 Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take-away breakfast, snack program for kids. Door to step grocery deliveries for seniors in Lincoln.
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
    Agency Address Phone Hours COVID-19 Latest Updates
    Newark Neighbours 310 John St. East 905-468-3519

    Food bank closed for regular hours for shopping.

    Current users can pick-up emergency food Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

    Emergency food available for current clients.

    Food bank is closed.

  • Niagara Falls
    Agency Address Phone Hours COVID-19 Latest Updates
    Meals on Wheels 5546 Portage Rd. 905-356-7548  

    Hot lunch entree.

    Continue to deliver for a fee of $7.20. Frozen meals can also be ordered.

    Niagara Falls Christian Ministries 6085 Lundy's Lane 289-257-1111    
    Niagara Falls Community Outreach 4865 St Lawrence Ave. 905-354-1640 Saturdays

    March 14 is the last day of dinner service.

    After March 14, bagged lunches will be given out at the door. Public will not have access to the building.

    Niagara Worship Centre 6846 Frederica St. 905-356-0635   Cancelled until further notice.
    Project Share 4129 Stanley Ave., Unit 2 905-357-5121

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Clients need to register at the front door. Once registered, proceed to the back door where a staff member will give you a prepackaged bag of food (depending on family size).

    Out of the Cold (St. Andrew's) is open 24/7 and serving three meals a day.

    Soup Kitchen Community Outreach 4865 St. Lawrence Ave. 905-354-1640 Monday to Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Bagged lunches
    The Salvation Army 5720 Dorchester Rd. 905-358-8394   Not currently offering the Friday scheduled stop in Niagara Falls.
  • Pelham
    Agency Address Phone Hours COVID-19 Latest Updates
    Pelham Cares 191 Regional Rd. 20 E, Fonthill 905-892-5300 Office hours are Monday to Friday fro 8:30 a.m. to noon

    Must be a resident of Pelham.

    Call ahead to register. They are offering prepacked bags of food

  • Port Colborne
    Agency Address Phone Hours COVID-19 Latest Updates
    Meals on Wheels 260 Sugarloaf St. 905-835-1581   No changes, call for questions.
    Port Cares 92 Charlotte St. 905-834-3629 Registered clients can pick-up meals on Mondays from 4-5 p.m., Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m., and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.

    Reach Out Centre Dining Hall is closed.

    St. James and St. Brendan Anglican Church 72 Charlotte St. 905-834-3184 Runs Tuesday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. October to April  
  • St. Catharines
    Agency Address Phone Hours COVID-19 Latest Updates
    Community Care 12 North St. 905-685-1349

    Building closed.

    Food Bank open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3 p.m.

    Bring ID.

    Emergency bags only from the store, any produce is also being provided.

    Meals on Wheels 227 Bunting Rd., Unit L 905-682-0333 Hot lunch entree Continue to deliver for a fee of $7.20. Frozen meals can also be ordered.
    Open Arms of Jesus Outreach Ministry 60 Facer St. 289-271-1281   Call ahead for updates.
    Ozanam Centre 235 Church St. 905-687-8089 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bagged lunches
    Salvation Army 184 Church St. 905-935-4311 Food Bank: Tuesday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Pre-packed groceries, by appointment only. If service is needed, call Monday of that week before noon.
    St. Alfred's Roman Catholic Church 272 Vine St. 905-934-9703 Food bank same hours Pre-packaged bag handed out at back door
    St. George's Anglican Church 83 Church St. 905-682-9232  

    Daily breakfast and monthly dinner.

    All food is take-away.

    Silver Spire United Church 366 St Paul St. 905-682-8328 4 to 8 p.m.

    Drop-in dinner (homeless only), all otheres take-away dinner.

    Emergency groceries.

    Southridge Community Church 201 Glenridge Ave. 905-682-2477 Friday 5 p.m. Take-away dinner
    Start Me Up Niagara 17 Gale Cres. E 905-984-5310 Drop-in Centre closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. week days

    No sit in lunches on weekends, lunch bags will be distributed instead.

    Cancelled gatherings and events at both locations (17 Gale St. and 203 Church St.)

    Increase and facilitate hand washing, sanitizing and continue to use disposable utensils

    The Salvation Army 400 Niagara St. 905-935-4311 Emergency Food Bank: Tuesday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon by appointment May be able to provide assistance with emergency food, clothing and furniture. Call ahead.
    The RAFT 17 Centre St. 905-984-4365 Daily from 6 to 7 p.m. Take-away dinner
    Westview Centre4Women 124 Queenston St. 905-687-4848 Tuesday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (March 24 to April 2) Bagged lunches available to take-away. Pantry is open and limited number of women will be allowed in building at one time.
    Youth Unlimited 226 Merritt St. 905-988-1331   Youth Unlimited has closed all satelitte youth centre programs, drop-in and youth programs until April 5.
  • Thorold
    Agency Address Phone Hours COVID-19 Latest Updates
    Community Care 19 Albert St. W 905-227-9240 Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 - 3 p.m. Emergency food access. Must be a Thorold or Port Robinson resident.
    First Baptist Church Thorold 42 Ormond St. S 905-227-1922 Third Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Community supper
    Meals on Wheels 227 Bunting Rd., Unit L, St. Catharines 905-682-0333  

    Congregate / lunch out dining program has been cancelled until further notice.

    Hot and frozen meals are still being delivered.

    Volunteers are calling clients upon arrival and letting them know meals will be put ina bag and left on their doorstep, table or cooler near their door.

    Trinity United Church 15 Pine St. S 905-227-4644 Third Tuesday at 5 p.m. from September to June Community supper
  • Welland
    Agency Address Phone Hours COVID-19 Latest Updates
    Holy Trinity Anglican Church 77 Division St. 905-734-3543 Hygiene and Food Pantry is the third Thursday of the month from 3:30 - 6 p.m.  
    Meals on Wheels Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St., R30 905-788-3181 ext. 25  

    Hot lunch entree.

    Continue to deliver for a fee of $7.20

    Frozen meals can also be ordered.

    Open Arms Mission 22 Fifth St. 905-788-3800

    Emerency Food Bank open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon

    Personal Care Bank is open Wednesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon

    Come to Fifth St. location in Welland for emergency services of food bank.

    Saturday lunches continue as takeout.

    Drop-in centre is closed.

    St. Kevin's Roman Catholic Church 303 Niagara St. 905-735-5885   Harvest Kitchen meal and Food Pantry is cancelled.
    St. Vincent de Paul 51 East Main St. 289-501-8099 Delivering food vouchers to cilents Food vouchers
    The Hope Centre 570 King St. 905-788-0744

    Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

    Prepackaged food hampers based on family size through food bank distributed through pick-up / drop-off window.

    Lunches packaged for take out.

    The Salvation Army Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St., Unit JJ 905-735-5700 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Bags of pre-packed food

    Welland Harvest Kitchen

    Locations vary 905-378-4647 ext. 32385   Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • West Lincoln
    Agency Address Phone Hours COVID-19 Latest Updates
    West Lincoln Community Care 2660 Industrial Park Rd., Smithville 905-957-5882

    Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday: 3 to 7 p.m.

    Thursday: 9:30 to 4:00 p.m.

    Food Bank is open for emergency boxed food distributed at the door.

    Clients will not be accessing the building for food.

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