Food & Item DonationsSupport our Food Security Programs
Our food bank and community lunch programs at The Hope Centre provide emergency food for individuals and families living in Welland in need of support.
Food Bank Donations
More people than ever are facing food insecurity in our community with close to 1 in 10 Wellanders accessing our food bank in 2023. We rely on donations from the community to help fill our shelves so we can provide food to our neighbours in need.
Non-perishable food staples and hygiene items can be dropped off at The Hope Centre, 570 King Street, Welland. Please Note: We are not able to accept clothing items or toys due to limited storage capacity.
MOST NEEDED ITEMS
Girard's No Frills Welland
Sobeys South Pelham
Participating Food Drop-off Locations
These Welland grocery stores have The Hope Centre donation bins available. Please consider purchasing additional items when you grocery shop to add to the bins. Thank you!
821 Niagara Street
325 Thorold Road
Girard’s No Frills Welland
390 Lincoln Street
Sobeys South Pelham
609 S Pelham Road
Community Lunch Donations
Donations of fresh and frozen food support our community lunch program. Our take-out community lunch is served Monday to Friday. We do our best to provide a fully nutritious meal. Donations are always needed to sustain this program.
We serve an average of 450 lunches every week.
Most Needed Items
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Frozen foods: meat and proteins
Loaves of Bread
Dairy products: milk and cheese
Please ensure the food is transported safely according to public health guidelines. We have a walk-in refrigerator and freezer to safely store fresh and frozen products.
We are grateful for the amazing relationships that we have with various volunteer and church groups along with local restaurants who provide food and/or prepare food in our kitchen.
If you are a local restaurant or community group that is interested in partnering with us please contact us and ask to speak with Gina, our Food Security Coordinator.