Hamilton Food Share is the city’s Emergency Food shipping and receiving hub, and Emergency Food Systems Coordinator for the network of agencies it supports, raising food and funds for emergency food programs including food banks and hot meal programs in neighbourhoods across every corner of the city. Last year, we raised and distributed over 4.37 million pounds of nutritionally rich foods to help ensure that people living in poverty have access to healthy food for themselves and their families.
We do this by receiving large-scale food donations and shipping them out to front-line service organizations each and every business day.
Hamilton is a city of good, generous people who want to help those in need.
We have established an incredible community of support from farmers, wholesalers, and retailers and is enabled by thousands of local people who run food drives or make financial donations. Throughout the year, people donate healthy fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food by the truckload and make financial donations to help their neighbours get enough to eat.
Each $1 donated will provide $5 in food to feed the 13,000 local people who visit food banks each month – 5000 of whom are children.