COVID-19 Food Locations & Food Banks

Food Locations

May 22nd, 2020

First Light Foundation of Hope
253 Simcoe St S, Oshawa
For now, overnight services are now offered at the IOTC Program at Camp Samac.
Access this program by registering at the Backdoor Mission at 66 Simcoe St. South Oshawa.

First Light Outreach Center on Simcoe remains is open now for:
Monday to Friday 6 am to 8 am: “Breakfast to Go”
Monday to Friday 6 pm to 8 pm: “ Supper to Go”
Gate 3:16
64 Albany St, Oshawa
We now are in our regular hours during the week:
Monday to Thursday
8am to 2pm
Friday 8am to 1pm
Saturdays; Every Second and Fourth Saturday of each month we serve lunch at approximately 11 / 11:30 am and we are usually finished by the latest 2pm. This is hosted by a local church located in Whitby and on our premises.

Sundays Every Sunday at 3pm, a Pastor comes from a local church to our premises. He conducts a quick church service and then serves a BBQ / meal.

Free laundry services.
Showers and washrooms available during opening hours.
Clothing is also distributed on Tuesdays only.

Once we are into full stream, podiatrist service and medical services available on specific days. Days to be determined once COVID19 precautions are over and past.
The Back Door Mission
66 Simcoe St S, Oshawa

MISSION UNITED is open at the Backdoor Mission. The Backdoor Mission is open daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Washrooms will be open all day until 7:00 pm. Other programming (below)
will run from 10 am – 3 pm Monday to Friday.

All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 testing and linked with assessments and isolation locations if necessary. Visitors will have access to several
• Take-out Hot Lunch Program (10 am – 1pm), and food Basket
• Crisis Support and Safe Sleep
• Health Clinic for primary care and psychiatric support
• Withdrawal Management & Harm Reductio
• Housing Navigation & Supplies (Housing, Find a Bed, Outdoor Supplies)
•Registration for the IOTC program at Camp Samac from 9 am to 7 pm daily. Transportation is provided.
The Refuge
200 Court Street, Oshawa
We will be OPEN for lunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays, and continue to offer Breakfast and lunch take-out style, regardless of age.

The number of individuals receiving food in the centre will be limited to 5 individuals at a time.
Bathroom will remain open between 9:00am-2pm.
Shower will be available (only one shower stall available) while we are open.

Schedule (Effective May 4th)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Breakfast 9-2pm
(Please note lunch will not be available on Tuesdays and
Wednesdays. Patrons are invited to lunch at Gate 3:16 on these days)
Shower 9-2pm
•Washroom 9-3:30pm

Saturday and Sunday
Lunch 12-2 (staying open for coffee between lunch and dinner)
Dinner 4-6pm
Shower 12-6pm
Washroom 12-6pm

All daytime and evening programs are currently not operating.
Life Rally Oshawa
Memorial Park
7 days a week in Memorial Park Oshawa.
1-3 pm

Access free clothing, necessities and food.
Embassy Heart Street Outreach
Metcalf St. at Memorial Park
Service at Memorial Park has been regretfully discontinued
The Salvation Army

At Memorial Park:
Our street ministry is still ongoing on Metcalfe Street at Memorial park on:
One Way Ministries Food service at Memorial Park on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30 until food runs out
St. Vincent’s kitchen Currently closed.
We will keep our Facebook page updated on our current status at

We plan to start to reopen operations once the state of emergency has been removed. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during these challenging times.
New Life Neighborhood Centre Foodbank
33 Olive Ave, Oshawa
Food Bank Hours: 
Tuesday & Thursday
11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Delivery Programs in Durham Region

April 28th, 2020

Community Care DurhamCommunity Food Box: $30: “Community to Table” Food Box provided by Community Care Durham. In response to the public health crisis, Community
Care Durham is partnering with local businesses to offer a weekly food box containing kitchen essentials, much which are locally made or grown.

The Community Food Box will contain the following: Milk, Danone Yogurt, Eggs (12), Fresh Vegetables, Apples, Apple Juice, Bread, Tomato Sauce, Pasta, Fresh Baked Good, Toilet Paper (1) and Facial Tissue (1).

Local business partners will vary weekly and we will continue to partner with local business to bring you a truly “community” experience.

Order on Monday with free delivery to your door on Friday. (Credit card or pre-authorized payments only.)

To order call 1-888-255-6680.
Durham Region COVID-19
Community Support Line

Community support agencies have come together to provide support to the Durham Region community during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Residents at-risk can access support services by calling the number 1-888-332-3133

Get the help you need:
•Grocery and pharmacy delivery
•Meals on wheels
•Transportation Services
•Dementia support services
•Telephone Safety Checks

Food Banks

May 14th, 2020


Simcoe Hall Settlement House
387 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa
Temporary Changes
Effective from Monday May 11th temporary changes have been made to our food bank pick-up rules. Clients can receive:
· Full hamper, with hygiene products once a month
· Top up every two weeks
· Produce once a week

Simcoe Hall is going to close down the week of June 29, 2020. We are setting up a process for emergency requests. Clients can call the agency at 905-728-7525 or email

Food Bank Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 11:30 am & 1 pm – 3pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 9:00 am – 11:30 am & 1 pm – 3 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 11:30 am & 1 pm – 3 pm
St. Vincent de Paul Society – St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church
690 King Street East, Oshawa
Dry & Canned Goods available as well as Fruit & Vegetables and Refrigerated Items

Clients Please Call: 905-431-1796 and leave a message. Food and a voucher will be delivered.

Please do not come to
the church – no one will be there. Thank you.
The Salvation Army Oshawa – Community & Family Services
45 King Street East, Oshawa

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30-12pm.

Cornerstone Community Association of Durham
133 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa

Remains Open for Clients
Carea: Food Security Program
115 Grassmere Avenue, Oshawa
905-723-0036 ext1917
Servicing registered clients of Carea by appointment only.  Please contact Danielle for more information on how to access services at 905-723-0036 ext. 1917.  
No drop-ins at this time.

Monday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church Food Cupboard
147 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa
Open: 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
*Distribution will be modified and restricted to Fresh Produce and Canned Goods.

Please Note: Clients will be served outside near the back door. A poster on the tower door will describe the procedure.

For everyone’s health and safety, strict attention will be paid to Social Distancing of 2 metres (6 ft)
Seventh Day Adventist Community Services Centre
1170 King Street East, Oshawa
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Delivery Available – Please Call:  905-433-8800

Providing limited service to our clients who are in immediate & desperate need.
St. Peter’s Anglican Church – St. Peter’s Food Bank
1175 Cedar Street, Oshawa
Open: The first four Tuesday’s of every month
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Services South Oshawa Community Only – Must Live South of Bloor Street
Willow Park Food Bank
#15 – 610 Beatrice Street East, Oshawa
Open every other Monday.
Next date is April 20th – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Clients will need to come to the back of the building. We ask that clients have a seat on one of the chairs provided and they will be called to the window when it is their turn. We will be passing their food though a second window. At this time we will not be allowing anyone to enter the building.

These measures are being put in place to protect our volunteers. We also ask that anyone who is sick or self isolating to please stay home.

If you require Emergency Food we will try to have some FOOD DELIVERED to you. However it would only be a front door drop off. There can be zero contact with our people. 

I can be reached at 289-600-2265.
The Zion/Hope Food Bank
409 Adelaide Avenue East, Oshawa – at the corner of Central Park and Adelaide
The Zion/Hope Food Bank continues to operate at Zion Church in Oshawa during the COVID-19 pandemic. It operates on Thursdays
from 10 A.M. until 12 P.M.

No appointment is required.
For more information contact:
Abundant Life Gospel Centre
17 Erie Street, Oshawa
Food Bank Operating 3rd Saturday of every month – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Note: If you are unable to attend on the 3rd Saturday, please call to arrange an alternate pick-up day/time – 905-433-1438.  Thank you.
Family Worship & Outreach Centre
1731 Bloor Street, Courtice
Office Hours:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Food will be provided as needed.
New Life Neighbourhood Centre
33 Olive Avenue, Oshawa
Food Bank Hours: 
Tuesday & Thursday –
11:30 am – 3:00 pm


St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
209 Cochrane Street, Whitby
Drop-in By Appointment Only.  Please call 905-668-4022.

Friday, April 17th 
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 24th 
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

We expect to be able to offer the following:
Diapers, baby food & formula to families with infants
Halal food packages
Diabetic food packages
Gluten Free Food packages
*Offering packages for people who are homeless.  Please contact us if you need items @ 905-668-4022.
Kendalwood Seventh Day Adventist
300 Kendalwood Road, Whitby
By Appointment Only.  Please call 905-434-8300 to arrange pick-up Wednesday’s 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Salvation Army Community & Family Services
710 McQuay Boulevard, Whtiby
Food Bank Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
By Appointment Only – Please Call: 905-430-3454

Office Remains Open
Monday to Friday
9:30 am – 3:30 pm


St. Vincent de Paul Society – St. Joseph’s Bowmanville
127 Liberty Street South, Bowmanville
Please call & leave a detailed message and a number for call back.
Please Call 905-623-6371 and leave a detailed message and phone number for call back for issues including if you need a delivery.
Deliveries will only be done on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Food Bank Hours:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dry & Canned Goods, Toiletry Items and Fresh & Frozen Items, when available
The Salvation Army Bowmanville Food Bank
75 Liberty Street South, Bowmanville
Our current (new for the outbreak) hours are:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday by appointment. Please Call: 995-623-2185.
Seventh Day Adventist, Bowmanville
2850 Highway #2 East, Bowmanville
Offering delivery service on the last Thursday of every month.  Please call 905-623-6031 to arrange.
Bowmanville Rotary Club
If you are a senior, immunocompromised, or have no support, WE CAN

Email us at:
Or call 905-435-7428.

We can take your order and arrange payment. Our team of volunteers will shop for you and deliver to your door.

Maximum orders not to
exceed $200.00. Payment of cash or cheque can be accepted without contact. Simply leave in a zip lock bag.

If you cannot afford food, we can help.


1 Hope International Foundation
13 Atkinson Court, Ajax
Please Call: 647-786-9998
Christian Life Centre
1030 Ravenscroft Road, Ajax
905-686-1411 ext. 203
Food Bank Operates 3rd Saturday of the month –
9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Salvation Army Hope Church and Community Services
122 Hunt St, Ajax
Food Assistance:
Monday – Thursday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
By Appointment Only – Please Call: 905-427-7123

Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bagged lunches are replacing our regular meal program.
Southside Worship Centre
55 Emperor Street, Ajax
Food Assistance:
Thursday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm – To arrange for pick-up, please call 905-428-1985 or email

Limited Delivery Available – Please Call: 905-428-1985
*Please Note: When people call ahead we will try to get some food to them.


St. Paul’s Community Food Bank
1537 Pickering Parkway, Pickering
Tuesday & Friday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

North Durham

Brock Community Food Bank – Sunderland & Beaverton

Please call: 705-426-1771 or 416-704-8579

Open Fridays
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Porch Deliveries as always!

Nourish and Develop Foundation
Poverty reduction foundation with enhanced food security and education for self-reliance.

Nourish Community Hub
16 York St., Cannington, ON L0E 1E0
705-432-2444 | 1-855-445-8633
As of March 25, 2020 – Open Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Please call for an appointment: 705-432-2444
We are also open to delivery requests for clients who do not have access to transportation.  Please Call: 705-432-2444
Operation Scugog
Victory Christian Centre
593 Alma St., Port Perry, ON
Open Wednesdays
12 noon – 4 p.m.

They are serving people outside. People can call the food bank at 905 985-3087 with any questions or concerns. 
Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
St. Andrew’s-Chalmers Presbyterian Church
40B Toronto St. S., Uxbridge, ON L9P 1G9
Open Wednesdays
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Serving people outside
Helping Hands Uxbridge

Call 1 833 Help 852
(1 833 435 7852)
Helping hands Uxbridge volunteers will do shopping for seniors.

Call 1 833 Help 852 which is 1 833 435 7852.
Clarington East Food Bank
279 King Street East, Newcastle
Open:  Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please Note:  Modified Distribution During Covid-19
Go to back door.  See the poster for current procedure.  Strict attention will be paid to social distancing of 2 meters.