Meal Bag Program

Friday Night Community Meal Bag Program

Providing over 1000 Meal Bags a Week

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.

COVID-19 Food Support Programs

Pick-up days!

Take home meal bags can be picked up
Mondays and Fridays, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
at Wellington Square United Church
2121 Caroline Street, Burlington

For more information contact Lisa Lunski: llunski@wsquare.ca
Or call the church office a 905 634-1849

Friday Night Community has changed to a Take Home Meal Bag program where bags of already prepared meals as well as any available produce, breads, hygiene and baby items can be picked up on Mondays and Fridays from 12-4:00 pm. Delivery is available on an ‘as needed’ basis.

We are partnering with our community friends and organizations to find the food and resources to provide food support to over 1,000 people in our community each week.

We have a small group of volunteers who come together to cook and package the food while following strict safety guidelines, as well as a team delivering meal bags to those who are unable to access from our pick-up location.

We have created a ‘Community Connections’ telephone buddy group where kind and caring volunteers are reaching out to regularly check in with hundreds of friends in our community in order to support them and determine if there are any imminent needs.

This is such a crucial part of our ministry as we want to support and ensure that our friends do not feel alone during this time.

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)

School Snack Bags

  • Fruit Cups
  • Applesauce
  • Granola Bars
  • Individually packaged cookies and crackers
  • Pudding Cups

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  llunski@wsquare.ca 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  accounting@wsquare.ca  

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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COVID-19 Food Support Programs

Friday Night Community Take Home Meal Bags

Already prepared meals as well as any available produce, dairy, hygiene and baby needs. Pick up Monday and Friday 12:00pm – 4:00pm at Wellington Square United Church 2121 Caroline St.

*Delivery as needed.

For more information email llunski@wsquare.ca, or call 905 634-1849

Open Doors

Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30pm 662 Guelph Line. Warm dinners and produce bags provided by Curbside and Drive thru take out. Clothing store open for winter coats and boots. No registration needed.

Programming inquiries can be made to opendoorsprograms@stcb.ca

Food for Life Pre-bagged Food Programs

St. Luke’s Anglican 1382 Ontario St. Tues – 10:15-11:45 am ​

Faith Christian Reformed Church​ 2258 Mountainside Dr. Tues 4:30–7:00pm.
Pre-register for your curbside pickup time slot at foodforlife.ca/curbside/

Brant Hills Presbyterian​ 2138 Brant St. Wed 1:30-2pm ​

Grace United Church​ 2111 Walkers Line Fri – 9:00-10:30am
Pre-register for your curbside pickup time slot by calling 905-335-0090

Good Food Line 905-635-1106 x225 or email goodfood@foodforlife.ca

Compass Point Food Market

1500 Kerns Road, the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, between 9:00-10:30am.

Drive Through Curb Pick Up, pre-bagged food. Registration required.

905 336-0500 ext. 272  email: foodmarket@compasspointbc.com

Compassion Society

Non-perishable food package, produce, meat, bread, and hygiene Items, as available Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00pm-2pm 484 Plains Rd E Unit 14 For more info email: contact@compassionsociety.net or call 905-592-3722.

Salvation Army

5040 Mainway Unit 9; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00am-1:00pm.  Initial registering is required upon visit and then you will be called to pick up at the door. Clients may come every 2 weeks if necessary to receive non perishables, milk, eggs, produce, frozen meat, baked goods; quantity and variety will vary from week to week.

Burlington Food Bank

Pre-packed boxes of non-perishable foods, hygiene, produce, milk, eggs, bread and frozen meat. Contactless delivery to lobby or door by appointment only. Make an appointment for Curbside Pickups. To request food, email info@burlingtonfoodbank.ca or call 905-637-2273.