*Free Little Pantries in Chatham – 24hrs/7days per week. Multiple Locations:

  • Christ Church (beside bus depot)
  • 35 Oxley Drive
  • Corner of Victoria & Grand Ave
  • BME Freedom Park (corner of Princess St & Wellington St E)
  • 20 Sandys St
  • 102 Taylor Ave. Runs

HOT MEALS AND SOUP KITCHENS

Sunday

Emmanuel Baptist Church – 100 McNaughton Ave W, Chatham – 519-351-2112 – served from 4-5 pm on Sundays on the following dates:  January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16 & May 2nd.

Monday

Christ Church – 80 Wellington St West, Chatham, bagged lunches every Monday 11:30 am –12:15 pm (except holidays) 519-352-1640

Tuesday

Praise Fellowship – 166 Park Ave. E. Chatham 519-351-0066 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (take-out with a few outdoor tables available) PFC Closet (free clothing):  every Tuesday 11:00 am until 12:00 pm – If people can’t make it during that time, they can call the office and setup an appointment.

Wednesday

Campbell AME – 104 King St. E. Chatham 519-358-1219 11:30 am- 12:30 pm

Interfaith Caring Kitchen – St Ursula Parish Hall – 205 Tweedsmuir Ave. Chatham
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. This will change to the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month in January 2024.

Thursday

St. Agnes Church – 52 Croydon St. Chatham 519-352-9483 11 – 12:30 pm (Closed for the week of Christmas and New Years)

Street Frenz – Gregory Alliance Church – bagged meal available – please contact NeighbourLink CK 519-352-5647. Delivery between 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm.

Friday

Spirt and Life Centre – 184 Wellington St. W.  Chatham (Closed statutory holidays), bagged lunch 11:00-11:30, as well as a Pantry there 11:30-1:30. ID required. 519-352-0009. We will be closed December 22 and 29, 2023.  Reopening Jan 5, 2024. Also closed Good Friday March 29th, 2024. Summer 2024 dates closed for long weekends, June 28th, Aug 2nd, Aug 30th.

Saturday

First Presbyterian Church – 60 Fifth St. Chatham 519-352-2313 9:30 am – 10:30 am.

FOOD BANKS

Photo I.D. and proof of income/bills are required at all Food Banks

Monday

Salvation Army – Chatham, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed 12 – 1), 519-354-1430

Outreach for Hunger – Chatham, 11:00 am– 3:00 pm, 519-351-8381, Office Hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday

Salvation Army, Chatham, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed from 12-1), 519-354-1430

Wednesday

Salvation Army – Chatham, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, (closed 12 – 1), 519-354-1430

Outreach for Hunger – Chatham, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 519-351-8381, Office Hours 8-4 pm

St. Paul’s Victoria Avenue United Church Pantry – 85 William Street S, Chatham – 519-354-7540 – all welcomed no questions asked Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am – 10:30 enter at garden door.

Thursday

Salvation Army, Chatham – 9:00 am–4:00 pm (closed 12 – 1), 519-354-1430

Outreach for Hunger – Chatham, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 519-351-8381, Office Hours 8-4 pm

Friday

Salvation Army – Chatham, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, (closed 12– 1), 519-354-1430

Outreach for Hunger – Chatham, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 519-351-8381, Office Hours 8-4 pm

FOOD VOUCHERS

St. Paul’s Victoria Avenue United Church – hosted at St. Andrew’s United Church, 85 William Street S, Chatham – 519-354-7540 – Limited number available, vouchers available Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am – 10:30 enter at garden door.

Blessed Sacrament 519-352-9483 Thursdays 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

St. Joseph/St. Ursula Conference 519-354-0091, Vouchers avail. Fridays 11:30–2:30 pm – available at 184 Wellington St W.  Please bring current proof of residency and identity of everyone in the family.

Holy Trinity St Pauls Anglican Church – Vouchers available 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Free Help CK –provides meal delivered bag lunch Monday/Thursday 11:00 am –2:00 pm, please call Geri 519-990-5178 by Monday. Food hampers, personal hygiene products & nutritional supplements as needed. Food boxes last Wednesday of the month with non-perishable goods.

Rock Missions –bagged lunches delivered on Tuesdays/Saturdays afternoon. Also offer hygiene supplies, and harm reduction. Please contact 226-627-6163.

EMERGENCY SHELTERS

Chatham-Kent Temporary Shelter – Please call the number below for more information.
Intake Screening Hours are: 8am – 10pm daily
Phone: 519-351-1228 ext 2300
Email: 
After 10pm, please contact the Homelessness Response Line at 519-354-6628

Hope Haven – 519-351-4010 – day time shelter, offering a hot meal, clothing, groceries and transportation to anyone experiencing homelessness, open 7 days a week from 10 am -2 pm.

Salvation Army – 519-354-1430

Women’s Centre – 519-354-6360
Provides emergency shelter & 24hr crisis/help lines

CK Homeless Response Line – 519-354-6628

HOMELESS SUPPORTS

In Chatham-Kent we have a variety of community groups and organizations that work to provide resources and support to people who are homeless in our community

ROCK MISSIONS (Reaching out CK) – Provide outreach every Tuesday and Saturday. Supports including meals, hygiene products, seasonal clothing, emergency food hampers and harm reduction support.
Office – 519-354-0430 ext 205
Email: 

FREE HELP CK – Provides meal delivery Tuesday and Thursday nights – contact them directly to make arrangements.
Office: 226-494-0159
Email: 

NEIGHBOURLINK CK – NeighbourLink represents a network of churches in Chatham-Kent partnered together to provide practical help to those in need by linking them to supportive volunteers or existing services. For more information please visit NeighbourLink CK | Non-profit | Chatham, Ontario
Office: 519-352-5647