There are many organizations in Brantford and Brant County that offer food banks, food cupboards and free community meals. To view the monthly calendar clink on the Find Out More button below.
The Brantford Food Bank offers an emergency food bank service to individuals and families in Brantford, Brant and Six Nations. This includes low-income families, children, the elderly, abuse survivors and the homeless. We also provide a Food Distribution Service to 28 other food and meal providers in our community. We believe that every person should have nutritious food and balanced meals.
The Burford Community Food Bank provides food to those in need. Food pick up is available on the second and fourth Monday of every month from 4 - 5 pm. Appointments for alternate arrangements can also be made by calling 519-449-5315
Each year, in our local community, there are parents who find it difficult to provide a Christmas celebration for their children. There are individuals who feel desperate and alone during a time when others are surrounded by loved ones. Every person should feel special and cared-for during this wonderful time of year.
The Christmas Hamper and Toy Program offers a gift of food (gift cards for Presidents Choice) for people in need at Christmas. The Gift Card allows individuals and families the choice of what foods they would like for their Christmas Dinner. They also receive the choice of a Ham or Turkey.
Individuals with children will receive a large toy, stocking stuffers and knitted items. Children who are 10 and up receive a $20.00 Gift Card. Registration is held in November and part of December. Gift Cards, produce and toys are distributed a week before Christmas.
The First Baptist Church offers a food cupboard to the community that helps reduce hunger and provides a caring presence for those in need. Food is organized, package and distributed weekly on Thursday morning. Clients may use the Food Cupboard every two weeks. Open on Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am.
Friendship House provies a meal to anyone hungry. They also offer a food bank to those in need. For community meal schedules please refer to this calendar.
For more information contact 519-753-8511.
Friendship House is currently CLOSED until Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.
Our next Food Bank will be Wednesday, May 5th. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. EMERGENCY USE ONLY.
If you are not in an emergency situation, please wait until we are out of GREY and RED zones to use our services. Please do not call, email or message us on Facebook as we will not be available until Tuesday, May 4th.
The Kindness Centre provides food to those in need. They are a non-profit organization that helps low income families. They offer free assistance with various baby items including cereals and formula. In addition to offering items such as clothing and toys, they offer a pantry food cupboard with non-perishable food items.
The Food Bank at Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford Campus provides non-perishable food items for Laurier students. All Laurier students are eligible to use this service to ensure they're eating healthy when overwhelmed, stressed or financially strained.
COVID-19 Statement: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and the safety of all clients, staff and volunteers, our Food Bank is currently curb side pickup only. We kindly ask that your knock on the door upon your arrival, and staff will be happy to assist you from there.
Our food bank is available for residents of Brantford who meet certain eligibility requirements. For the Brantford food bank, those eligible can receive food assistance every 60 days, starting July 1st, 2020. We are a bagless food bank, and we encourage you to bring your own reuseable bags.
If you wish to make an appointment, please call at 9:00am the same day in which you wish to come in to make an appointment for the afternoon.
Intake appointments are offered Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00-3:30pm.
You must bring the following to your appointment:
- Valid government issued identification for all adults in household
(no health cards or SIN cards)
All appointments must be booked in advance by calling (519) 752-7814.
33 Diana Avenue
Brantford, Ontario N3T 0C2
Soup for the Soul at St. Andrew's United Church provides a meal to anyone in need. They also offer a children's snack closet.
Soup for the Soul gives all people the opportunity to a free, nutritious meal and social support services. They provide a safe, caring and trusting environment that allows people to enjoy their meal in peace.
The hours of operation for Soup for the Soul have changed in response to the COVID-19 Epidemic. They will be servicing take-out style from the Community Centre Door Monday through Thursday at 1:00pm. The children's snack cupboard and lunch program are suspended at this time.
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is: To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.
Volunteers visit with our neighbours in need, usually in their homes, to assess the need, providing emergency assistance in the form of grocery gift cards &/or vouchers for non-perishable food and personal hygiene items, clothing, household items or furniture, to be redeemed at the Thrift Store, 143 Wellington St. (at Clarence), Brantford. Since the outset of the pandemic, conversations have been held mostly by telephone, for the safety and comfort of all.
Located at 319 Sheridan st Brantford. We are right across the street from a bus stop ( bus 7).
Located at 347 Fairview Dr.
Located at 17 Frank Street