Food Bank Requirements

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Every dollar you donate to Neighbour to Neighbour Centre raises $5 in food! By donating a monetary gift, you are making the largest possible impact. Donate here.

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre is committed to advancing the health and wellness of our Food Bank guests by providing healthy nutritious food options. Our “Free Grocery Store” provides emergency food for families in need on Hamilton Mountain and surrounding areas. We know that food has the power to heal and unite communities. We also know that food doesn’t travel alone, and financial donations are an important way to support our much-needed services. To donate to our Food Bank, please click here.

please check expiry dates:
Yummy Tummies
Healthy Food for Healthy Kids:
Dried Goods
commercially sealed packaging only please:
Other Needed Items:
Unsweetened Peanut Butter Whole Grain Crackers Granola Bars Baby Formula:
Similac, Enfamil
Oatmeal and Low-Sugar Cereals Canned Fruit / Fruit Cups Rice, Barley, Grains Diapers
(size 3-6)
Canned Fish & Meats Powdered Milk Peas, Lentils, Beans, Legumes Nutritional Formula:
Boost / Ensure
Low-Sodium Canned Vegetables 100% Fruit Juice Nuts, Seeds Toiletries: Soap,
Toothpaste etc.
Pasta Sauce Unsweetened Apple Sauce Dried Fruits Reusable Cloth Bags

Donations can be dropped off at our warehouse at 28 Athens St. Mon – Fri 9am – 3:30pm and Thursdays until 7:30pm. If you are not able to drop off your donation at these times, our drivers can pick up large donations from your location in Hamilton and surrounding areas. Give us a call at 905-574-1334 ext. 212 to schedule a driver pickup.

Shelf-safe locally grown fresh fruit and vegetable donations are encouraged. We have large refrigerated and frozen storage capacity to ensure optimal freshness. Our Food Bank and Community Food Programs ensure that all fresh produce goes to people in need. People living with poverty have disproportionate difficulty accessing healthy foods, and your donations make such a difference.

Eggs, dairy, and fresh & frozen meats are important donations that help us provide a full balanced diet for our neighbours. We are seeking partnerships with folks who can donate large quantities of these much-needed items, or would like to organize fundraisers to help support their purchase. Please be sure not to leave perishable items in any of our non-perishable collection boxes in the community, to ensure safe storage and timely service.

On behalf of our guests, volunteers and staff, thank you for your generous ongoing support!

For more info please call 905-574-1334 ext. 212 or email