One of the best things about the city of Hamilton is the willingness to help within the community. The people of Hamilton have always done a tremendous job of taking care of each other.
There is a great sense of pride and kindness that can be found all throughout the city and one of the unique things that make Hamilton such a special to live.
While the city has recently seen great economic times, there are unfortunately still too many people without access to food that could use a little bit of help.
What better way to give back to this great city than to help out your fellow neighbour.
Below you can find 5 fantastic organizations that make a huge difference in the lives of people every day.
Unfortunately, there are roughly 1,500 kids in Hamilton and 400 kids in Halton that struggle to get access to food each weekend.
This great organization has been providing packages of healthy food to children aged 4-14 in Hamilton schools every Friday to ensure the kids have nourishment over the weekend.
Food4Kids offers many ways you can donate which you can read on their website.
St. Matthew’s House
St. Matthew’s House provides programs and services to meet the needs of families, children, seniors and individuals seeking assistance and support.
They’ve been serving the people of Hamilton since 1964 with the help of the community, volunteers and donors.
By donating food you can help them feed hungry individuals, children and families.
Please read more about how to donate and the food they’re looking for on their website.
Mountain Kidz Club
Mountain Kidz Club is a not-for-profit organization located on the East Mountain that offers a food bank in addition to other generous services like low-cost children and adult programs.
The organization was started in 1999 by Kathy Archer who saw a need to offer the programs and services targeted at the Hamilton Mountain.
They are always looking for donations towards their food bank. You can call Kathy at 905.574.4190 to arrange a drop-off and read more about what they do.
Offering a wide range of services to those in need, The Good Shepherd is the largest provider of human and social services in the Greater Hamilton area.
The services include an emergency food and clothing; daily hot meals; emergency shelters for men, youth, families, women and children; transitional housing and education for homeless and street-involved youth; hospice palliative care; community mental health programs; and supportive housing programs.
You can drop off non-perishable, canned/packaged food and hygiene products Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4 pm at the Venture Centre.
Visit their website to learn more about what items are always in demand.
Neighbour 2 Neighbour
For over 30 years, a team of dedicated staff and volunteers at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre have been helping to improve the city of Hamilton and meeting the issue of food insecurity head-on.
In addition to offering a food bank, N2N provides access to tutoring programs for children, community kitchen programs, utility subsidy programs, family counselling, emergency food access and a host of other interventions.
The great thing about Neighbour 2 neighbour is they offer a unique shopping experience that rewards points based on household members and income. This gives clients the dignity and comfort of choosing groceries for their family.
Checkout their website to see how to donate.