• Protecting Social Assistance in Ontario

    62% of food bank clients in Hamilton rely on government assistance as their primary source of income. What this tells us is that the benefits they receive are inadequate and not nearly enough to meet even their most basic needs like food. In November 2018, the provincial government announced a number of reforms to Ontario’s social assistance programs, […]

  • Labour Day Classic – Thank You Hamilton

    (Pictured: Joe Mercanti, Chair of Hamilton Food Share accepts a cheque from Greg Yates and Pat Pollock of Purolator and Matt Afinec of the Hamilton Tiger Cats for Purolator Tackle Hunger) It was another game for the record books on Labour Day in Hamilton with the Ticats coming from behind to defeat the Argos 38 to 27 in front of a packed […]

  • Summer Bulk Buy – Thank You City of Hamilton!

    (Pictured: Pasta sauce purchased in bulk for the emergency food network for Summer 2019) Every summer, Hamilton Food Share makes large bulk purchases of priority items for the emergency food network. Over the summer months, we see donations to food banks decrease while demand goes up because children are home from school and not accessing student nutrition […]