If you are in need of immediate food access and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in contact with someone with symptoms, please do not visit the Good Food Centre. Instead, please ask a friend or family member to do so for you. Please provide a letter of permission and your I.D.
Our Good Food Centre is free and accessible to those with a low income.
We provide emergency food and hygiene supplies for 7 days.
If you have any questions, call us or stop by during our service hours.
Please bring ID for all family members (photo ID for adults), proof of address, income statement, rent or mortgage statement & copies of utility statements (if applicable).
Location and Hours
196 Wentworth Street North – Community Services Entrance*
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Everyone deserves access to healthy food. We aim to serve all of our community members with dignity and provide as much choice as possible, including culturally appropriate food. We are proud to have a selection of halal options.
The name “Good Food Centre” was inspired by the Good Food Principles developed by Community Food Centres Canada. These are a set of principles to guide organizations who fight poverty and food insecurity and help organizations across the country coordinate their efforts and learn from one other. To hold ourselves accountable to these principles, we became a Good Food Organization member in 2015 and, as part of our membership, regularly evaluate how well we are realizing the five Good Food Principles.
DURING COVID-19: Food donations can be dropped off between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday-Friday at our Food Services Compound. For all major food donations or inquiries for food drives, please call 905-528-4211 ext 3131
The Good Food Centre aims to give our community food that has high nutritional value. In order to meet our goal, we ask that all food donations are healthy, and do not contain high-salt or low nutritional-value foods such as chips and candy.
We ask that you ring the buzzer located on our gate, lift your trunk and return to your vehicle. Our staff will ask you to fill out a donation receipt while we unload using COVID-19 precautions. Mission Services staff will attempt to have as minimal contact as possible while we accept your valuable food donation.
Please note that we DO NOT accept donations of used clothing, household items or furniture. Our focus is on food and hygiene items. The only exception is during the winter months, when we gladly accept donations of gently used coats and boots.
We welcome donations of food, baby food/formula, diapers, and hygiene items.
You can also make donations over the phone at 905-528-4211 ext 3113, or online.
The Good Food Centre receives funding from the following partners: the City of Hamilton’s City Enrichment Fund, Arcelor-Mittal Dofasco Employee Donations’ Fund, MAZON Canada, AlectraCares Community Support Program, Community Food Centres Canada – Good Food Access Fund (COVID support funding).
Mission Services thanks John Bear Automotive Group on Upper James for the complimentary lease of our Chevrolet Spark. The Spark has been very beneficial for running smaller errands between buildings and picking up supplies. The Spark is used by Operations, the 196 program, and the Good Food Centre.