Food Banks and Meal Programs: 2019/20

  • Food Banks provide no-cost emergency food assistance.
  • The schedule of local food banks and breakfast programs for 2019/20 is below.
  • The below information was updated October 2019. Dates and times are subject to change.


Avondale United Church

  • Located at 194 Avondale Avenue. Enter off Huntington Street.
  • Hours are Fridays 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Closed December 27, 2019, and Easter Good Friday
  • Open to all. One pick-up per month.
  • Contact Church Office at 519-271-7946

House of Blessing

  • Located at 423 Erie Street
  • Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Contact Office at 519-273-3433
  • Open to Stratford and area residents. One pick-up per month. Also provides diapers and formula, clothing, back-to-school supplies and Christmas toys.

Salvation Army

  • Located at 230 Lightbourne Avenue
  • Hours are Mondays 1:30 to 4:30 pm, Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30 am, Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 am, and 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Contact Church Office at 519-271-2950
  • Open to all. By appointment only. Christmas hampers are available.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

  • Located at 96 Huron Street. Enter Church Hall off Hibernia Street
  • Hours are Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Contact Church Office at 519-271-6722
  • Open to all, year round. Eligible once every four weeks.
  • Closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day (The “Christmas Giving Tree” is available to families, registration is required.)

St. James Anglican Church

  • Located at 6 Hamilton Street
  • Hours are Tuesdays 9:30 am to 11:00 am, closed Tuesdays after a statutory holiday
  • Contact Church Office at 519-271-3572
  • Open to all. One pick-up per month.

St. Pauls Church 

  • Located at 9 Douro Street
  • Hours are Fridays 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Contact Church Office at 519-271-4527
  • Open to all. Once pick-up per month.


Salvation Army 

  • Located at 326 Main Street East
  • Hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, by appointment only.
  • Contact Family Service Office at 519-291-2900
  • Open to North Perth and area residents. Also provides Christmas hampers and back-to-school backpacks.

Milverton Area

Loaves and Fishes Food Bank

  • Located at Mennonite Fellowship Church, 6619 Perth Road 131, Milverton
  • Hours are the first and third Tuesday each month 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Contact 519-595-8762 or after hours 519-595-4287
  • Open to Milverton, Ellice and Mornington Ward residents. One pick-up per month. Christmas hampers available.

Mitchell Area

Salvation Army 

  • Located at Upper Thames Missionary Church, 80 Roland Street
  • Hours are Fridays 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Contact 519-271-2950
  • Open to Mitchell and area residents. Monthly visits. No appointment necessary.

St. Marys

Salvation Army

  • Located at 220 Queen Street East. Enter by lower level off Peel Street.
  • Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Appointments preferred if possible.
  • Contact 519-284-2760
  • Open to St. Marys and area residents. Formula and diapers when available. Also provides Christmas hampers.

St. Marys Community Meals

  • Located at St. Marys United Church, 85 Church Street South
  • Starting September 9th, every other Monday at 5:00 pm
  • Moved to Tuesday for Thanksgiving, Easter, and Victoria Day
  • Contact 519-284-3016

Breakfast Programs in Perth County

Yours, Mine, and Ours – Stratford

  • Located at 37 Franklin Drive
  • Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Contact the Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society, 519-271-5290 extension 2249
  • Open to children living in Ontario Housing. No cost.

Local Community Food Centre – Stratford

Wellness Breakfast:

  • Located at 612 Erie Street
  • Hours are Thursdays, Yoga at 8:00 am, Breakfast from 8:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Contact 519-508-3663
  • Open to all. No charge.

Community Access Market offers fresh local foods, including vegetables, fruits and unprocessed meats at wholesale prices.

School Nutrition Programs

  • Breakfast, lunch and snack programs are offered to children in most schools in Perth County.
  • To find out more about Ontario Student Nutrition Program Huron-Perth, contact Nancy Fisher at 519-440-0926.

For more information

  • Contact Health Line at 519-271-7600 or toll free at 1-877-271-7348 extension 267.
  • For emergency shelter call 519-274-8000 or 1-888-829-7484 (Huron,Perth Crisis Intervention Line).
  • To order copies of the “Food for All” brochure (available soon), please contact Health Line.

The above information was last revised October 2019. Dates and times are subject to change.