Community Food Programs

Community Food Programs is an overarching program that provides food support to friends in our community. We strive to be an inclusive and welcoming outreach that cares for others by offering healthy and nutritious food, sharing resources and displaying care and kindness for all.

Community HUB and Lunch

Every Friday friends attend our weekly daytime Hub & Lunch. Our Hub which is open from 10 am-3pm offers snacks, hot and cold drinks and a safe and caring space where people can connect together, read, knit, play games or just relax. A delicious and nutritious lunch including hot food, soup and salad bar, dessert and fresh fruit as well as drinks is served between 12pm and 2pm in the dining room. Volunteers serve the buffet style lunch and leftover food is packaged and provided for people to take home following the meal. People come for various reasons including to eat a delicious and healthy meal, to feel included and cared for, to share resources and to meet new friends. We are an inclusive space where all are welcome to attend!

For more information about Emergency Food Programs and other community resources click the buttons below.

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Emergency Delivery Program

Our Emergency Delivery Program provides over 100 weekly deliveries of much needed emergency food support of already prepared meals, breads, fresh produce, milk and sweets. Our kind and giving volunteers put great care into putting together the meal bags and boxes, and our delivery teams are the lifeline for many folks in the community who receive these weekly and biweekly meal deliveries. We receive referrals from support workers and case managers from various organizations throughout the region. We cater to those who are struggling with mental and physical health challenges who are unable to prepare their own meals.

Our clients who are residing at local motels and hotels as well as in tents due to an inability to find emergency shelter support also receive Comfort Kits and Hygiene Bags upon intake into our program. Our numbers continue to rise as the need for food support increases.

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:
Visit our Facebook page:
Or call the church office at 905 634-1849


What we need the most

Food and groceries

  • Butter
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Juice (cartons & jugs)
  • Cheese
  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
  • Pasta (penne & fusilli)
  • Children’s Lunch Snacks

Hygiene Items

  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Body Lotion
  • Men’s Deodorant
  • Pull-Ups Size 4-5T
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Adult Men’s (L) Depends

Baking Supplies

  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Prepared Icing
  • Cake Mixes
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Boxes Pie Filling
  • Canned Fruit Filling
  • Marshmallows
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Baking Chips

Salad Bar Items

  • Salad Dressings
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Salad Topper
  • Seeds
  • Croutons
  • Pickles
  • Olives

Comfort Kit Items

  • Disposable Plates (all sizes)
  • Paper Towel
  • Kleenex
  • New Reusable Water Bottles
  • Notepads & Pens
  • Pump Hand Soap
  • Dish Soap & J-Cloths

Yes, there are lots of ways you can help!

Spread the Word

Please spread the word that we are in need of items for our Comfort Kits and Hygiene Bags. We can also use dessert ingredients and salad bar toppings.

Use your connections

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

Financial Support

The Community Food Programs rely on donors like you to help those who are struggling with food insecurity. Consider a financial contribution today to help feed our 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. Volunteers work onsite Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays during the day cutting, chopping, packaging, serving food, washing dishes, stacking tables and chairs, preparing meal bags and boxes and delivering meal bags around the city.

For more information about how you can get involved contact Lisa Lunski at

Donate through e-Transfer

If you would like to make a financial donation to support the Community Food Programs 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. Community Food Programs). 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 “Community Food Programs” 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.

Donate through CanadaHelps

Keep up to date with our Community Food Programs

Food Security Action Table Newsletter – 2023 Q1