With dignity and respect kept top of mind, The Hope Centre distributes three to five days’ worth of food once each month to individuals and families in need.
We receive food from Feed Ontario the annual Welland Food Drive, private donations, community food drives as well as small grants through Food Banks Canada. The supplementary groceries supplied, include dairy, meat, grain products and fresh produce. (whenever possible and in stock)
Located on the north side of the centre, registered clients can obtain food through our food bank with a new model of points system where families are allotted a set number of points depending on family size, and can then use these points to select the food that makes the most sense for their family.
The Food Bank operates Monday- Friday 9:30am-noon (last intake at 11:30am) & 1:00pm-3:00 pm (excluding holidays).
The Hope Centre provides a take-out lunch to anyone in need. Registration is not required to receive this prepackaged meal.
Through relationships with various volunteer and church groups along with local restaurants, we are able to provide nourishing meals to our community.
Depending on donations and availability we do our best to include healthful options including protein, fresh fruit, and vegetables.
Located on the south side of the centre lunch is served between 11am and 1pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
We serve as many as 70-80 people a day.
We have the ability to accept and store fresh and frozen items. Consider donations of dairy and meat products as well as fresh produce.
MOST NEEDED ITEMS
Below is a list of food bank items in high demand:
- Pasta sauce
- Side Dishes (stuffing mix, sidekicks etc.)
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Canned pasta
- Canned meat and fish
- Toilet paper
- Personal hygiene products (alcohol free)
- Baby supplies (formula, wipes, diapers)
- Snack items