• Tim Hortons Smile Cookies Are Back Sept. 16th-22nd

    September is here and that means Tim Hortons Smile Cookies are back for another year!   The Smile Cookie started 22 years ago right here in Hamilton. Last year, $7.8 million was raised for 500 charities across the country. Hamilton Food Share and Food4Kids are grateful to be the charity recipients of local Smile Cookie […]

  • September is Hunger Action Month

    Did you know that September is Hunger Action Month across Canada? September is a great time to start thinking about hunger in our own community and the many ways we can get involved in helping our neighbours access good, healthy food. With 13,000 individuals visiting a food bank here in Hamilton every month, the need is greater […]

  • 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, […]