Community Food Programs

Community HUB and Lunch

In this time of fear and uncertainty, we believe that compassion is as important as ever. As a community we are choosing to share what we have with those around us who may be scared, hungry and alone.

For more information about COVID-19 Food Programs, click the button below, or scroll down the page.

Food Support Programs Where to get help in Burlington

Community Meal Support

Friday HUB (10:00am-3:00pm) with free hot lunch served between 12-2:00pm.

Prepared emergency meals delivery program (with referral) at
Wellington Square United Church
2121 Caroline Street, Burlington

For more information contact Lisa Lunski:
Or call the church office at 905 634-1849

What we need the most

Food and groceries

  • Fresh food (fruits, vegetables, meat)
  • Non-perishable food
  • Dairy products (milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt)
  • Juice, cooking oil and ketchup
  • Peanut-free children’s snacks

For Infants and Toddlers

  • Baby wipes
  • Cereal, formula, and baby food
  • Baby wash
  • Toddler food and snacks
  • Diapers (any brand, size 4, 5 and 6)

Personal Care Products

  • Toilet paper, Kleenex
  • Paper towels
  • Shampoo, body wash, and soap,
  • Feminine hygiene products (any brand)
  • Adult Depends

Cleaning Items and Containers

  • Laundry soap, dish soap
  • Disinfectants, Pinesol
  • Black take-out containers (Costco)
  • Egg cartons (all sizes)

Yes, there are lots of ways you can help!

Spread the Word

Please spread the word that we are in need of perishable and non-perishable food, hygiene items, baby needs, and new deli, and black take-out containers.  Be sure to add the hashtag #need

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Use your connections

We are always looking for those with connections in the food industry who might be able to help.

Financial Support

The Meal Bag Program relies on donors like you to help keep our community from going hungry. Consider a financial contribution today to help feed your community.

Donate grocery items

For more specific needs please see the list of items below. Donations can be dropped off at the church Monday to Friday from 9am-4:00pm.

Volunteer your time

If you have what others need, please give generously.

We are always looking for new pairs of helping hands. If you can volunteer to prepare and package food and bags onsite, deliver meal bags, or even providing “buddy” telephone support, then please contact Lisa Lunski at for more information about how you can help and get involved.

Donate through e-Transfer

If you would like to make a financial donation to support the Meal Bags please send an E-Transfer to  

In the details section, please include your name, address, telephone number and brief description of where your offering is to be directed (i.e. Meal Bag program). If you do not specify a direction for your offering, it will be allocated to the Church’s General Fund.

Donate through CanadaHelps

Otherwise, click the link below to make a safe and secure gift through CanadaHelps. Select “Friday Night Community” from the dropdown box provided. Donations will default to the “Outreach and Expenses” for the church which supports the general running of the church otherwise. Please note that 4% of your donation goes to CanadaHelps as an admin fee that primarily covers credit card charges.

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Keep up to date with our Meal Bag Program

Community Cultures profile of the Wellington Square Meal Bag Program

The work of the Meal Bag program was showcased in Kimberly Calderbank’s show called Community Cultures on YourTV.