Food Banks and Cupboards

Free Community Meal Programs

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. 

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Brantford Food Bank

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. 

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Burford Community Food Bank

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

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Cedarview Evangelistic Centre

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The Cedarview Evangelistic Centre, located in Paris, provides a meal to anyone hungry. They also have a food bank for those in need.  The  food bank is open on Tuesday afternoons 1:00 - 3:00 and Friday Mornings: 9:30 - 12:00 pm. For emergencies please call 519-900-5413. 

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Christmas Baskets: Brantford Food Bank

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. 

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Christmas Hamper: Salvation Army

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.

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First Baptist Church

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. 

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Friendship House

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 519-752-8511. 

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Kindness Centre @ Freedom House

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. 

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Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus

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. 

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Salvation Army Community and Family Services

The Brantford Salvation Army Food Bank offers food and support to individuals and families in need. The food bank is available for residents of Brantford who meet certain eligibility requirements. Intake appointments are offered Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Appointments must be booked in advance by calling 519-741-7814. 


The Salvation Army's Food Bank in Paris offers intake appointments on a drop-in basis on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. 

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Soup for the Soul

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.  The program takes place every Monday and Thursday, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 


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. 

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Why Not Youth Centres

The Why Not Youth Centre provides meals and a food cupboard to youth who are hungry in Brantford and St. George.  Why Not offers programs that foster social development, personal growth and empowerment of homeless and at-risk youth. 

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