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.

New! The printable food calendar does not change much from month to month. Starting in April 2024 the calendar will only be updated if/when something changes. The specific month will no longer be included. A “revised” date will be listed below the link to show when a new version has been posted.

Printable food calendar

Food Calendar 

(revised April 16)

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

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.

St. Vincent de Paul

256 Murray St.

Time: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Days: Wednesday and Saturday

St. Vincent de Paul Website

Contact: 705-874-3937

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

Food banks in the County

Asphodel-Norwood Ministerial Association Food Bank

Norwood Town Hall, 2357 County Road 45, Norwood

January - October 

Days: 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Days: 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

November - December

Days: 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Days: 1st and 3rd Thursday each month from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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, for Selwyn residents only.)

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.

2024 Dates: Jan. 17, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 17 May 15, June 12, July 17, Aug. 14, Sep. 18 Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 18

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: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month

Contact: 705-932-7066 or

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

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.

Dates, 2024: Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 25, Apr. 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, Aug. 26, Sep. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 16

Contact: 705-768-3590

Trent Lakes Rural Outreach Centre Information