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Covid-19 Food Security Updates

 Food Program Changes
Notice: some food programs are suspending services in response to Covid-19. As we receive updates from food programs we are updating our food page listings. Please call the program if you are not sure of their status.
 Food Support for Seniors

Food support for seniors: as an essential service, Community Care Peterborough continues to provide food support services for seniors including meal and grocery delivery. For more information please visit the Community Care website.

 Grocery Stores and Pharmacies

Grocery stores and pharmacies: many grocers and pharmacies have modified their hours and delivery services during Covid-19. Please contact stores directly for specific details. Contact information, hours, and delivery status for local grocers and pharmacies can be found on our Grocery and pharmacy resources during Covid-19 page.

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.

Holiday Notice: Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program

Register for food assistance and toys: please call 705-742-4391 ext. 35 to book an appointment starting November 16 - December 18, 2020. No walk-ins please.

Location: The Salvation Army, 219 Simcoe Street (church entrance, corner of Aylmer Street & Simcoe Street).

Information Required: personal identification for each applicant, proof of current address, identification for all children claimed and proof of income from all sources for everyone in the household. 

NOTE: In order to comply with COVID regulations, masks are required to be worn when inside the building.

Free Meals in Peterborough

 Salvation Army

Take Away Continental Breakfast

Breakfast: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

219 Simcoe St. Parking Lot Food Truck

Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday only November 16, 2020 to December 31, 2020 to accommodate the Christmas Hamper Program.

Salvation Army Website

One Roof Community Centre

Take Away Lunch Only

Lunch: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Supper: Temporarily Cancelled

99 Brock St.

One Roof Community Centre Website

 Seeds of Change

Bagged Lunch: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

534 George St. N.

Day: Sunday only

St. Luke's Anglican Church

Temporarily Cancelled

Supper: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

566 Armour Rd.

Day: 3rd Saturday each month (No meal in July and August, 2nd Saturday in December)

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: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Days: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Salvation Army Website

St. Vincent DePaul

256 Murray St.

Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Days: Wednesday and Saturday

St. Vincent DePaul Website

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: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Day: Friday

St. Luke's Anglican Church Website

Food banks in the County

Asphodel-Norwood Ministerial Association Food Bank

Norwood Town Hall, 2357 County Road 45, Norwood

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Days: 2nd and 4th Thursday each month (2nd and 3rd Thursday in December)

Contact: 705-639-1777 or 705-957-4351

Asphodel-Norwood Ministerial Food Bank Information

Bridgenorth Food Bank

Bridgenorth United Church, 832 Charles St., Bridgenorth

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

Days: Every Tuesday (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

Millbrook Food Share - Temporarily Closed

Please Note: Millbrook Food Share has temporarily closed. Cavan-Monaghan residents in need can access Good Neighbours or St. Vincent DePaul.

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 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

Lakehurst Hall, 259 Lakehurst Circle Rd.

Call 705-786-3590 to arrange a visit in case of emergency need

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

When: October 26, November 30 and December 21, 2020

Contact: 705-786-3590

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. – 1 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 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 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

Help with community gardens, garden plots, seed saving, growing skills, and much more.

Contact: 705-743-3526 ext. 115 or


Workshops to enhance cooking skills and adding local food in your diet. 

Contact (City): 705.743.3526 ext. 105 or

Contact (County): 705.743.3526 ext 124 or

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 JustFood Boxes - Currently suspended

COVID-19 Update: JustFood boxes are currently suspended. A free Emergency Hamper is being offered.

Fresh produce and staples boxes in two sizes (small and large) are offered on a pay as you can pricing.

216 Simcoe St.

Contact: 705-743-3526 ext. 124 or

Just Food Box Information

Peterborough Pet Food Bank

Contact: 705-772-3573 for more information