Food Support

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The City and County of Peterborough are home to a wide range of programs and services related to food. Most have the goal of addressing the inadequate access to healthy food of people with low incomes in our community. This is also known as “food insecurity”.

Food banks, free meals, cooking classes, community gardens, and workshops are available in the City and County of Peterborough. Food banks may have different requirements such as identification needed or the number of times you can visit each month. Please contact them directly or visit their website for details.

For a print ready list of free food in the region view the Online Food Calendar or click the monthly food calendar links to the right.

Free Meals in Peterborough

 

 Salvation Army

Breakfast: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

219 Simcoe St.

Days: Monday – Friday

Salvation Army Website

One Roof Community Centre

Lunch: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Supper: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

99 Brock St.

Days: Monday – Friday

One Roof Community Centre Website

 Seeds of Change

Bagged Lunch: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

534 George St. N.

Day: Sunday only

Seeds of Change Website

St. Luke's Anglican Church

Supper: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

566 Armour Rd.

Day: 3rd Saturday each month

St. Luke's Anglican Church Website

 

Food Banks in the City

Good Neighbours Care Centre

164 Sherbrooke St.

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Good Neighbours Care Centre Information

Salvation Army

219 Simcoe St.

Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Days: Monday – Thursday

Salvation Army Website

St. Vincent DePaul

256 Murray St.

Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Days: Wednesday to Saturday

St. Vincent DePaul Website

Sacred Heart – St. Vincent DePaul

Sacred Heart – St. Vincent DePaul

208 Romaine St.

Time: 8 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Day: Wednesday

Sacred Heart Information

St. Luke's Anglican Church

566 Armour Rd.

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Day: Friday

St. Luke's Anglican Church Website

Food banks in the County

Asphodel-Norwood Ministerial Food Bank

Norwood Town Hall, 2357 County Road 45, Norwood

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Days: 2nd and 4th Thursday each month

Contact: 705-639-1777 or 705-696-9855

Asphodel-Norwood Ministerial Food Bank Information

Bridgenorth Food Cupboard

Bridgenorth United Church, 832 Charles St., Bridgenorth

Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Days: First 4 Tuesdays of the month (Visits limited to once per month).

Contact: 705-292-9601

Bridgenorth Food Cupboard Website

Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Food Bank

Havelock Town Hall, 10 Oak St. (rear entrance), Havelock

Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Days: Jan. 9, 23, Feb. 6, 20, Mar. 6, 20, Apr. 17, May 15, June 12, July 17, Aug. 14, Sept. 18, Oct. 9, 23, Nov. 6, 20, Dec. 4, 18.

Contact: 705-778-2356

Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Food Bank Website 

Lakefield Food Bank

St. John the Baptist Anglican

Church, 81 Queen St., Lakefield

Time: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

When: Every Tuesday

Contact: 705-652-8302

Lakefield Food Bank Website

Millbrook Food Share

Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin St., Millbrook

Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Days: 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month

Contact: 705-932-7006

Millbrook Food Share Information

North Kawartha Food Bank

135 Burleigh St., Apsley

Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

When: Every Tuesday and Friday

Contact: 706-656-1748

North Kawartha Food Bank Information

Otonabee-South Monaghan Food Cupboard

Keene United Church, 30 North St., Keene

Time: 12 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

When: 2nd Thursday of each month

Contact: 705-295-6952

Otonabee-South Monaghan Food Cupboard Website

Trent Lakes Rural Outreach Centre

Call contact below for location or in case of emergency need

Time: 1 p.m.- 2 p.m.

When: Last Friday of each month

Contact: 705-768-3590

Trent Lakes Rural Outreach Centre Information

Other food programs

Babies First

Pregnant women can access the food cupboard, food vouchers, Community Health Nurse and Registered Dietitian.

Peterborough Child and Family Centre, 201 Antrim St.

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Day: Friday, September to June

Contact: 705-748-9144

Babies First

Come Cook with Us - Peterborough Public Health

Join a free 4 to 5 week cooking class. Share recipes, make a meal, take home cooked food and receive a grocery gift card.

Contact: 705-743-1000 ext. 316 to register for a class near you.

Nourish Project

Food for Kids

School program offering healthy, free food for students on weekdays.

Contact your child's school for more information.

Food for Kids Information

One Roof Community Centre Drop-in Program

Along with offering a daily meal, One Roof is open from 12:00-7:00pm as a drop-in centre for social activities and information about other local programs. Open 365 days a year.

One Roof Community Centre Information

Peterborough Gleans

Buses travel to local farms during harvest season to pick free fruits and vegetables.

Contact: 705-749-9977

Peterborough Gleans Information

Nourish Project

Workshops, community gardens, cooking workshop

Contact and registration: 705-743-3526

Nourish Project

YES Shelter Food Bank

196 Brock St.

Program for people 16-24 years of age.

Time and Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 12 p.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. -2 p.m.

Contact 705-748-3851

Youth Emergency Shelter

Nourish Just Food Boxes

Small-large Staples Box: fresh produce packaged groceries

Small-large Fresh Produce Box: fresh fruits and veggies

216 Simcoe St.

Contact: 705-743-3526 (please call ahead)

Just Food Box Information

Peterborough Pet Food Bank

Contact: 705-772-3573 for more information

Seeds of Change