Food

Money can be pretty tight if you’re living on your own. No one should be without food, and there are many places that are willing to help out people in tough situations. Call or drop by for details on services.

Heartland Community Church
http://www.heartlandclinton.ca

Evangelical Missionary * worship service Sunday at 10:30 am * Prayer Meeting Wednesdays @ 7 pm

Free community meal “Soup and More” 2 days each week Mon, Wed. 11am-1:30pm * spiritual counselling and prayer available * accepts monetary and food donations

Community Meals Programs, Stratford

Hot Meal Programs available – see below for date, time and location:

Breakfast Programs:

Local Community Food Centre, 612 Erie St – every Thu at 8:30 am (PER1902) – no meals Dec 24 to Jan 1

Lunch programs:

For Seniors 60 and older – Local Community Food Centre, 612 Erie St * every Wed at 11:30 am (PER1902) * no meals Dec 24 to Jan 1

Dinner programs:

Christian Reform Church,(CRC) 190 Athlone Cres – Nov to Apr @ 5:15 p.m. * 1st and 3rd expect Dec 17, 2019. Three meals in Mar, 2010 – Nov 5, Nov 19, Dec 3, Jan 7, Jan 21, Feb 4, Feb 18, Mar 3, Mar 17, Mar 31 and Apr 14 (PER0193)

Knox Church, 142 Ontario St, Stratford – Oct to Apr @ 5:15 pm * Oct 4, Dec 13, February 14 and Apr 24 (PER0246)

Bethel Pentecostal Church – year round * 3rd Fri @ 5:15 * held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 142 Ontario St., Stratford

Local Community Food Centre, (LCFC) 612 Erie St, Stratford – Mon 5:15 pm * Oct – May (PER1902) * no meals at Local Dec 23 to Jan 2

Parkview Church, 470 Ontario St, Stratford – None for 2019-2020

Rotary Complex, 353 McCarthy Rd, Stratford – Once a year Dec 14, 2019 ONLY – To Straford with Love

St Andrews Church, 25 St Andrew St, Stratford – 1st, 3rd and 4th Wed Nov – Apr @ 5:30 * no meal Dec 24, 2019 (PER2202)

St James Anglican, 6 Hamilton St, Stratford – Dec 25th only at 12 noon (PER2539)

St. James Anglican, 6 Hamilton St. Stratford – Nov 1, Dec 6, Feb 7, Mar 6 and Apr 3 @ 5:15

St Joseph’s Church, 96 Huron St, Stratford – 3rd Thu each month at 5 pm * year round (PER0249)

Zion Church, 202 Erie St, Stratford – Oct to May @ 5 p.m. * last Fri. of every month except Dec – Oct 25, Nov 29, Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 27, Apr 24 and May 29 ( PER2203)

Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Ave, Stratford -Oct to May @ 5:15 Meals last Sun except Dec (PER0223)

Avon Mennonite Church – 90 Greenwood Court, Stratford – Oct – May – second Thu @ 5:15(PER0222)

Jubilee Christian Fellowship – 707 Downie Street, Stratford * 2nd and 4th @ 5:15 * held at St. Paul’s Church, 9 Douro St., Stratford

Memorial Baptist Church 113 Bruce St, Stratford – Oct to May * fourth Thu @ 5:15

St. Marys United Church, 85 Church St South, St. Marys * every other Monday @ 5:00. Moved to Tuesday for Thanksgiving, Easter and Victoria Day

Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society
http://www.h-pcas.ca

Children enjoy a nutritious breakfast * healthy hygiene is encouraged * children are required to brush their teeth, wash their face, and comb their hair before leaving for school * a snack is sent to school with them

Salvation Army (The)

Emergency food bank assistance * can be accessed every thirty days * offers canned and boxed goods * Christmas hamper and toy depot programs * donations of non-perishable food items always appreciated.

All Volunteers are welcome.

Salvation Army
http://salvationarmy.ca

Worship services Sunday and Sunday School at 10:30 am * Prayer held Sunday at 9:45 am before the service * FREE Women’s Fellowship meets every other Monday at 2 pm for coffee & tea, food, guest speakers * Men’s Breakfast second Saturday of the month at 8:30 am Free Will Offering taken (not in July, Aug & Dec)

Salvation Army

Food bank

For new clients, please bring proof of address, household income and ID for ALL family members, living at primary residence.

Zion Lutheran Church

Hot meal program, open to everyone. Last Fri of the month – Oct to May (not Dec)

Click link and scroll down to view Perth District Health Unit, Community Meals

Town of St. Marys Home Support Services
http://www.townofstmarys.com/en/recreation-and-culture/Home-and-Support-Services.aspx

Enjoy a nutritious meal in the company of others at the Friendship Centre HST is included

Community Meals:
Tuck Shop Lunch 1st friday every month (excluding Holidays) from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. A drop-in soup and sandwich lunch at following prices:
Tea or Coffee: $0.75
Soup OR Sandwich: $3.00
Dessert: $0.75
Soup and Sandwich Combo: $7.00 (HST inc)

For the following meals, registration is required:

Men’s Munch-1st friday each month but at 12:30pm-1:30pm, must pre-register.
Community Breakfast for $7.50 every Thu 8 am to 9 am, (1st and 3rd Thu are served, rest are buffet) * register a day or more in advance
Community Dinners for $10.00 on 1st, and 3rd Wed of each month at 5 pm * register a day or more in advance

Local Community Food Centre
http://www.thelocalcfc.org

A community kitchen to prepare community meals and to teach others how to prepare wholesome meals at home. Also provides The Storehouse – accepts large-scale donations from industry and agricultural sector to distribute to not-for-profit agencies, food banks and school nutrition programs throughout Perth County.

For our current programming schedule see the website

Stratford House of Blessing
http://www.shob.org

Food bank * can be accessed once a month * offers milk, eggs, bread, canned goods, juice, pasta, sauce, cereal, and school snacks* provides meat, fresh fruit, and vegetables * detergent, cleaning products, and toiletries when available * also provide diapers and formula, clothing, back to school supplies and Christmas toys.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
http://www.stjimc.dol.ca

Food bank collects and distributes perishable and non perishable food * Food pick up on Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Hibernia St. entrance * Clients are eligible once every 4 weeks * Children can be registered through the Food Bank for the Christmas Giving Tree.

St John’s United Church
http://www.stjohnsunitedstratford.com

Service and Sunday School is held Sunday at 10:30 am. Also offers:

* ‘Food Shelf’ Food Bank – Fridays 9:30am-11am, open to all, one pick-up per month
* Church provides free hot meal, usually the third Sunday of select months, see separate entry for further details – St. John’s United Church Community Meals

St Paul’s Anglican Church
http://www.stpaulsstratford.ca/

Food bank

St James Anglican Church
http://www.stjamesstratford.ca

Food bank * can be accessed once a month * stocked and staffed by the parishioners * try to help those who are experiencing financial stresses

Seaforth and District Food Bank

Food bank * can be accessed once a month * given a five-day supply of food * baby food available * further arrangements can be made in emergency situations (once a month only) * Five day supply of food includes dried and canned food, seasonal (when available) fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, juices, frozen meats, eggs, milk and cheese.

Christmas hamper- complete turkey dinner. Apply in November. Pick-up Saturday before Christmas (MUST pick up, no delivery)

Salvation Army

Provides food, formula and diapers when available * Christmas hampers, see separate entry for details

Salvation Army (The)

Friday Morning Food Bank * assistance can be given once a month

Huron East. Municipal Office
http://www.huroneast.com

Administers services and facilities for the municipality, click here for a list of services/departments.

Click here for Town Council

Click here for Sports and Recreation

St George’s Anglican Church

Worship services Sunday at 8:00 am and 11:00 am * services also Wednesday at 9:30 am (September-June) * Sunday School at 11 am (September-June)

Trinity St. James Anglican Church
http://www.trinitychurch.bayfield.on.ca

Worship services at 11 am * Wed service at 10:30 am * volunteer drivers available (call church for details)

Home of the Bayfield Area Food Bank * also offers Soup and a Movie during Lent open to the community, call for details * Church hall available to community at large for rental fee, holds 65 with a kitchen.

Sister church with Parish of the Holy Spirit, Seaforth service at Sun at 9 am

Friends of the Community Food Bank and Resource Centre

Community food bank * 7 day supply* resource centre (pamphlets and contacts), call for information and hours

Trinity St. James Anglican Church
http://www.trinitychurch.bayfield.on.ca

Food bank in association with the Huron Country Food Distribution Centre.

Food is available to anyone in the community who is in need * available by phone only * approximately 7 days of food.

Food donations can be made at Bayfield Library (18 Main St., Bayfield) – tub in front entrance

North Huron Community Food Share
http://nhfoodshare.ca/

Food bank * 4-5 day supply, baby food available * can be accessed once a month * further arrangements can be made in an emergency situation *Healthy School Items, Canned Vegetables, Fruit, Meat, Fish, Soup, Cheese Whiz, Peanut Butter and hygiene products. (bring them to the site on Wednesday, or call 519-357-2277 ext 4 to make arrangements) It is helpful if you bring your own grocery bags or boxes.

Loaves and Fishes Food Bank

Food bank * can be accessed once a month * offers canned and boxed goods * donations of non-perishable food items always appreciated * Christmas hampers and childrens toys

Exeter and Area Community Food Bank

Food bank * available to users once a month * five-day supply of non-perishable food * users must provide proof of income and identification with current address * donations of non-perishable food items always appreciated

Blessings Community Store

Self serve food bank * can be accessed once a month * appointments are needed * users must provide proof of income and identification that shows current address * thrift store * donations of non-perishable food items always appreciated

Society of St Vincent de Paul
http://www.svdpgoderich.ca

Food bank, * thrift store sells clothing, furniture and appliances, cookware, toys, books, and electronics * emergency support for dental, eye care and medicine, rent, heat and hydro will deliver hampers of food in emergency situations and do home visits * serve non-custodial parents*emergency overnight accommodation* fire and domestic violence assistance*

Health equipment loan cupboard – free for an indefinite time period, manual wheel chairs, crutches, commodes, transfer benches and walkers. May have other equipment than what is listed. Please contact the office for more information

Budget and life skills support and resource liaising * Bibles and religious items available free * Daily free soup pot offered Mon through Sat* free electronic waste collection*

Christmas hampers: made up for seniors, singles and families with children over age 16 * Hampers are made to individual needs (ie. diabetic, gluten free) with fresh products * Hampers can be ready for specific date if requested and can be delivered in emergency situations * Hamper contains food, gifts, and gift certificates * applications for Christmas hampers start Nov 1st and will be accepted until Dec 8 * serve non-custodial parents

Families with children under 16 must go to the CAS Christmas Bureau, but if you miss that opportunity, please call.

Volunteers always welcome!

Salvation Army

Services:
* Food bank, can be accessed once a month * 4-7 day supply
* advocacy work
* transportation (limited availability – for medical or emergency travel)
* help for fire victims
* emergency accommodations, homeless
* emergency support for utilities and rent (during winter months provided there are funds in the budget)
* financial assistance for medical expenses
* denture financial assistance
* 50+ Dining Club (Once a month), free lunch
* Christmas food hampers and toy hampers

Salvation Army (The)

Community and Family Services provides the following: Food Bank assistance * emergency transportation * support available for one-time emergency medicine costs * emergency accommodations* vouchers for clothing and household items * advocacy and resource referrals * support offered to send up to 5 children to Salvation Army summer camp each year * OESP application assistance

Other services provided during applicable or specific times throughout the year include: Community Kitchen, Christmas hampers, and is an intake agency for Huron Backpacks for Kids. Call office or see separate entries for full details.

Salvation Army (The)

Food bank * emergency transportation * support available for one-time emergency medicine costs * emergency accommodations in certain situations available for 1 to 2 nights maximum * vouchers for clothing and household items available for those in need * spiritual counselling * advocacy and resource referrals * support offered to send up to 6 children to Salvation Army summer camp each year * free hair cut clinic monthly

Other services provided during applicable or specific times throughout the year include: Community Kitchen, Christmas hampers, and is an intake agency for Huron Backpacks for Kids. Call office or see separate entries for full details.

Huron Safe Homes for Youth
http://www.huronsafehomes.com

Provides voluntary, confidential services for youth (16 years of age to their 18th birthday) and their families in Huron County * services include:

* temporary shelter in a Safe Home when the youth has no other viable alternative
* mediation between youth and their parents/caregivers
* short-term counselling
* immediate and long term planning developed in conjunction with the youth and the family to address their needs
* crisis intervention and support services for youth and/or families
* support services for pregnant teens
* provision of life skills training
* education and resources
* supported independent living
* ability to act as a trusteeship for Ontario Works

Stratford/Perth Shelterlink
http://www.shelterlink.org

Provides emergency or transitional shelter * support services to homeless and at-risk youth across Perth County * youth are provided with basic needs, community referrals, life skills * constant staff support to help them move forward and into a successful independent living situation. *Serving Ages 16 – 24*

Salvation Army (The)
http://www.tsastratford.com

Emergency shelter referrals given to Shelterlink or Ontario Works * emergency transportation * winter clothing supplies * Christmas assistance * assistance with fire victims * Food Bank

Also provide free income tax assistance

Volunteers are all welcome.

Salvation Army

Back Packs for Kids * Christmas Assistance * Feline Friends Network * Jumpstart/North Perth Sports for Kids Fund * emergency food services * LEAP applications * OEST applications * Tax Return Assistance by appointment only * Food Explorers program for 9 to 11 year olds. Registration required.

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