(Pictured: A Niwasa Staff stocks their food bank freezer with healthy meal items)
Hamilton Food Share is pleased to welcome three new food banks to Hamilton’s Emergency Food Distribution Network. Our organization partners with front line hunger relief organizations whose mission is to deliver much needed services in the form of emergency groceries and hot meal support to address hunger across our city. The ongoing generosity of our donors has allowed us to continually increase our capacity to gather and distribute healthy food to those in need and strengthen the network by expanding the number of programs available.
De Mazenod Door Outreach at St Patrick Parish is a program with the stated purpose to utilizing its outreach ministry with compassion, empathy to nurture, comfort and aid the poor and marginalized in the community that have nowhere else to turn. Operating in the core of downtown Hamilton, and serving nearly 400 meals daily, the De Mazenod Door Outreach provides a response to the conditions of poverty and hunger that impact the lives of Hamilton residents.
Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg has been providing programs and services for Indigenous children, youth, families and community that are rooted in culture and language for over 25 years. Having recently relocated their head office at the former St Helen’s School, Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg has taken over the operations of the food bank located on that site. This food bank program will provide emergency food supports to the Indigenous community, and the McQueston neighbourhood.
The East Hamilton Food Bank, under the direction of Mission Services, has opened its doors. In response to the growing need in the Davis Creek and Riverdale community, a dedicated group of volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure that individuals experiencing hunger had access to an emergency food program. The East Hamilton Food Bank will address a gap in hunger relief programs in east Hamilton, as well as Stoney Creek.
To learn more about the member agencies of Hamilton Food Share, please visit our website. With more than 12,600 people accessing a food bank every month, we must all keep working together to address hunger in our community