Food Resources in Chatham-Kent
Information on local organizations and groups in Chatham-Kent which provide food related supports to those in financial need. These resources include our local food banks, hot meals and soup kitchens, and food voucher programs.
Some of our local food banks in Chatham-Kent include.
- Salvation Army (locations in Chatham, Wallaceburg, Ridgetown, & Blenheim)
- Outreach for Hunger
- Tilbury information & H.E.L.P Centre
- Wheatley Baptist Church
- Dresden Community Church
- Mom's Baby Cupboard
Most food banks in Chatham-Kent will require you to provide photo I.D, proof of income and proof of bills/expenses. Hours of operation will vary depending on location and day of the week. In addition, some locations may require you to schedule an appointment or have designated drop in hours.
Hot Meals & Soup Kitchens
Chatham-Kent is fortunate to have various church groups and community programs that provide a hot meal or soup kitchen to those in need. Each of these programs are run on various dates throughout the month
Victoria Ave United Church: Vouchers are available Wednesday mornings from 9:00am to 10:30 am. This program is currently being hosted by St. Andrew's United Church and is located in the basement at 85 William St S, Chatham. There are a limited number of vouchers available each week. You can contact 519-354-7540 with any questions.
St. Andrews United Church: Vouchers are available the Third Tuesday of the month between 9:00 am and 12:00pm. This program is currently located at 85 William St S, Chatham. There are a limited number of vouchers available. You can contact 519-352-0010 with any questions.
Evangel Community Church: Vouchers are available Thursdays by appointment only. Please contact 519-352-7220 to schedule an appointment.
The following churches also operate voucher programs within Chatham-Kent.
St. Joseph/St. Ursula Conference
However these specific churches require the recipient to reside within the parish boundaries. It is encouraged that you contact the church to determine if you meet the residential requirements.
Fee for Service Meals
These services generally involve hot meals being delivered to healthy seniors, convalescing patients, shut-ins and other individuals in need for a designated fee.
CHAPS (Community Home Support Assisting People) provides frozen meals being delivered to your home & accommodates special diets. Contact 519- 354-6221 ext 236 for more information including pricing & menu options.
Meals on Wheels provides services in Chatham and outlying areas. Please review the contact numbers listed below for each designated area for Meals on Wheels services:
- Chatham/Tilbury/Blenheim/Ridgetown please contact 519-351-6325
- Wallaceburg please contact 519-845-1353 or toll free at 1-800-265-0203
- Dresden please contact 519-359-7366
- Wheatley please contact 519-326-8962
Chatham-Kent has other great programs within the community that focus on food related opportunities, education and development. Some of these programs include:
- Community Gardens
- Student Nutrition Program
- Cooking & Food Skills Program
- Composter Workshops
For more information on some of these available programs in Chatham-Kent, please visit the Lets Talk Food website.