This information is changing regularly and we will do our best to update as soon as information is available to us.

Food Banks


Will be open on Monday to  Friday’s from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm offering prepackaged bags.  One person at a time will be seen and please have your identification ready. On Tuesdays from 11am-1pm, drop in will be available in the parking lot, weather permitting. Starting Sept 1, 2021 they are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. May access every six weeks with ID for everyone in the house hold, rent receipt, utility bills, income. Tuesdays and Thursday drop ins will be on hold starting September 1st, 2021.


All locations are operating with both appointments and walk ins. If booking an appointment, please call ahead to book your time. Please bring ID and proof of address.                                                                                                                 

Chatham location (519-354-1430)
Wallaceburg (519-627-8257)
Ridgetown (519-674-3756)
Blenheim (519-674-4765)
Chatham open Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
Blenheim open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-4pm
Ridgetown open Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm                                                                Wallaceburg open Tuesday-Friday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

Closed Monday
Tuesday to Friday hours – 9:30am to 3:00pm

100 Aberdeen, Merlin
Fridays 10am to noon. If you need additional assistance or support, please contact Joe Simpson at (home) 519-689-7662 or (cell) 226-881-1702

Dresden Community Church, 10am to noon, Tuesday and Thursdays.
Please call the church to make an appointment at 519-683-6541.

TILBURY FOODLAND Call Merrick to arrange for delivery at 519-382-3245

WHEATLEY AREA FOOD BANK – moved to Wheatley Arena 
Tuesday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 519-825-7433 ext. 4, appointment recommended.

Food Pantry

HOPE HAVEN – 183 Wellington Street, W
Monday’s from noon to 2:00pm.

PRAISE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH – 165 Park Avenue East, Chatham is available to the public on the 4th Wednesday of each month and offer clothing from our clothing ministry “The Closet” to those in need as well as emergency groceries upon request. 

CHRIST CHURCH – 80 Wellington Street, W, Chatham. Little Pantry available 24 hours a day, located at the side entrance door.

VICTORIA AVENUE UNITED CHURCH – Food Shopping Card & Pantry Programs (St. Andrews United Church Memorial Garden Entrance – Wellington Street) Beginning Wednesday June 16th from 9:00 am to 10:30.  COVID-19 Provisions/Contract tracing in place/ Masks required/ Hand sanitizer provided. 

Holy Trinity St Pauls Anglican Church – Food vouchers every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. 

Meal/Soup Kitchens

At this time many locations have closed.  The following locations are OPERATING with a take out meal.

Christ Church 80 Wellington Street W., Chatham, Monday’s 11:30 am – 12:30 pm bagged lunches only

First Presbyterian Church Breakfast Take out – 60 Fifth Street, Chatham , every other Saturday of the month from 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Campbell AME Church – 20 Price Street S, Chatham on Wednesdays from 11:30am-12:30 pm

Bethel Pentecostal Church – 35 McNaughton Ave, Wallaceburg the 4th Tuesday of the Month from 5pm to 6pm. 

Trinity United Church, 750 Wellington St, Wallaceburg, fourth Friday of the month, from 5:30-6:30 pm

First Baptist Church, 99 Thomas Ave, Wallaceburg, third Saturday of the month at 5:00pm

Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 422 Elgin Street Wallaceburg, 2nd Saturday of the month at 4:00pm.

Blenheim Word of Life Church – Meals offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to noon.  Please call the church at 519-676-8036 to place your order so that it can be ready when you arrive.  Delivery of meals to seniors or those unable to get out is also available by calling.  Seniors and shut-ins please call for delivery in the Blenheim area only. Please call 519-676-8036 to make arrangements. 

Street Frenz through Gregory Drive Alliance Church
Bagged meal available – please call Clare at 519-350-4408 by Tuesday. Delivery of meal will happen on Thursday between 4pm-7pm to address provided.

Interfaith Caring Kitchen at St. Ursula Catholic Church – Open the first and third Wednesday of the month serving meals for takeout only. A full course meal will be provided between 4:30-5:15 pm, please don’t arrive before 4:15. Guests are requested to practicing safe distancing in the parking lot beside the office entrance and are asked to wear masks. 

St Agnes, Chatham, offering bagged lunches on Thursdays from 11:00-12:00 at the Croydon entrance of St Agnes Church.

St. Vincent de Paul – Spirit and Life Centre, Wellington St, Chatham – Bagged lunches every Friday between 11:15 and 11:45 am. 

Free Help CK – Provides meal delivered bag lunch on Tuesday and Thursday between 11 and 2. To order, please call all Geri at 519-990-5178 by Monday. They also offer food hampers, depends, personal hygiene products, and nutritional supplements as needed.

Ashley’s Place – 75 Queen St. Tilbury provides free soup and coffee or hot Chocolate every Saturday from 11am -1pm

ROCK Missions: Bagged lunches delivered on Tuesday and Saturday afternoon. Also offer emergency food boxes, hygiene supplies, and harm reduction. Please contact 226-627-6163 for more information. 

Hope Haven -183 Wellington Street, W, will have lunch available Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Salvation Army Chatham Kent Ministries – offering a meal for pick-up every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. For more information or to reserve contact 519-354-8353.

Praise Fellowship Church – 165 Park Avenue East, Chatham – runs their Soup Kitchen every Tuesday from 11am-1pm. Hot meals are provided (take out with a few outdoor tables available) and clothing is available for those in need.  For more information please call 519 351 0066 or email