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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.


Free Meals in Peterborough

 Salvation Army

Take Away Continental Breakfast

Breakfast: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Monday - Friday

219 Simcoe St.

Salvation Army Website

One Roof Community Centre

Drop-in hours

Daily: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Meal: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

99 Brock St.

One Roof Community Centre Website

Murray Street Baptist Church

Community Breakfast

Breakfast: 9 a.m.

Day: 3rd Saturday each month.

Murray Street Baptist Church Website

Contact: 705-745-4376



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

Contact: 705-742-9800

Salvation Army

219 Simcoe St.

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Days: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

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

Salvation Army Website

Contact: Family Services (Food Bank Appointments) 705-742-4391

Please note: use of the food bank is preferred by appointment during open hours to serve as many people as possible.

Closed December 19 to 30, 2022

St. Vincent DePaul

256 Murray St.

Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Days: Wednesday and Saturday

St. Vincent DePaul Website

Contact: 705-874-3937

Please note the following is required for visitors to the pantry: proof of address, proof of income and ID for every member in your family.

Sacred Heart 

208 Romaine St.

Time: 8 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Day: Wednesday

Sacred Heart Information

Contact: 705-740-2071

St. Luke's

566 Armour Road

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Day: Friday

St. Luke's Anglican Church Website

Contact: 705-742-6202

Closed December 30, 2022.

Food banks in the County

Asphodel-Norwood Ministerial Association Food Bank

Norwood Town Hall, 2357 County Road 45, Norwood

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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

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 Bank Website

Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Food Bank

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

Time: 12-2 p.m.

Days: Jan. 12 & 26, Feb. 9 & 23, Mar. 9 & 23, Apr. 13 & 27, May 11 & 25, Jun. 15, Jul. 13, Aug. 17, Sep. 14, Oct. 12 & 26, Nov. 10 & 23, Dec. 7 & 21

Contact: 705-778-2356

Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Food Bank Website 

Lakefield Community Food Bank

St. John the Baptist Anglican

Church, 81 Queen St., Lakefield

Time: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Closed between Christmas and New Years)

When: Every Tuesday

Contact: 705-652-8302

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: 705-932-7066 or

**Register now for a Christmas Hamper

Millbrook Food Share Information

North Kawartha Food Bank

135 Burleigh St., Apsley (north end of Royal Bank ATM building)

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

When: Every Tuesday and Friday

Contact: 705-656-1748

**Register now for a Christmas Hamper that will be provided December 20th and 23rd.

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 705-768-3590 to arrange a visit in case of emergency need

Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

When: Jan. 30, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 24.

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. – 12 p.m.

Day: Friday, September to June

Contact: 705-748-9144 Registration Required

Babies First

Come Cook with Us - Peterborough Public Health

Join a free virtual cooking class.

Contact: 705-743-1000 extension 316

Nourish Project

Student Nutrition Programs

Most schools offer free food every weekday for all students.

Contact your child's school for more 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 food boxes, community gardens, garden plots, seed saving, growing skills, and much more.

Community Gardens

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


Nourish Food Box Program

Contact: 705-743-3526 ext. 105 or

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

Murray Street Baptist Church - Fresh Beginnings

175 Murray Street

Free fruit, vegetables, and eggs (while they last)

Day: Last Monday of every month.

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Contact: 705-745-4376

Peterborough Pet Food Bank

Contact: Kathi at 705-772-3573 for more information.