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570 King Street

Welland, ON

Client Support


Food Bank Program

& Community Lunch

Food Security


 With dignity and respect kept top of mind, The Hope Centre distributes five to seven 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.

Food Bank Intake Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30 am –  11:30 am & 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Wednesday *NEW* 
11:30 am – 6:15 pm

Community Lunch


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.

woman looking at pantry of non-perishable goods

We have the ability to accept and store fresh and frozen items. Consider donations of dairy and meat products as well as fresh produce.

Thank you!


Below is a list of food bank items in high demand:

  • Tuna / Canned Meat
  • Rice
  • Crackers 
  • Soup Broths
  • Dry Soup Packages
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Juice
  • Canned Corn or Veggies
  • Fruit Cups / Canned Fruit 
  • Boost / Ensure
  • Gluten Free Foods
  • Sugar Free Snacks
  • Vegan Foods
  • Quinoa / Couscous
  • Oat, Almond or Soy Milk 
  • Tooth Brushes & Toothpaste
  • Laundry Soap
  • Razers
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Adult Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Diapers (size 5/6)
  • Pullups for Toddlers
  • Cat & Dog Food