Working together toward a hunger-free community.

What is the Need?

Over 13,000 people in Hamilton, including 5,000 children need a food bank every month.

Due to the evolving situation with respect to the COVID-19 outbreak, we anticipate that food bank usage in Hamilton will rise sharply at the same time as the system will be greatly challenged to bring in donations due to cancelled community events.


What We Do

Hamilton Food Share is the city’s Emergency Food Shipping and Receiving hub, and Emergency Food Systems Coordinator for the network of 23 hunger relief programs we support. Raising food and funds for emergency food programs including food banks and hot meal programs in neighbourhoods across every corner of the city. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR 2020-2021 ANNUAL REPORT

How You Can Help

Donations are needed to help us source and supply food to the organizations serving people in need.

Contact-free donations of non-perishable food and funds are still being accepting at our office located at 339 Barton Street. We are are open Monday to Friday from 9am – 4pm for donation drop offs.

You can also make a donation over the phone by calling (905) 664 – 9065.




Our greatest resource is you, our local community. We wouldn't exist without you! We thank all of our wonderful Community Partners who aid us in our mission of diminishing hunger in Hamilton.

2020-2021 Annual Report

What an extraordinary year it has been. From the onset of Covid-19, our mission took us to the forefront ensuring emergency food programs had the food resources needed to continue to operate

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Hunger Awareness

Going hungry in Hamilton is about more than missing a few meals. It’s a violation of basic human rights; the right to be healthy, the right to have safe and affordable housing and the right to good food. These are the three basic rights every family holds dear – the very rights that are stolen from families living in poverty”.

Joanne Santucci, Executive Director