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

Food Banks

OUTREACH FOR HUNGER – CHATHAM

Will be open on Wednesday’s and Friday’s 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.

SALVATION ARMY

All locations are operating with appointments only. Please call ahead to book your time.
Chatham location (519-354-1430)
Wallaceburg (519-627-8257)
Ridgetown (519-674-3756)
Blenheim (519-674-4756)
Chatham open Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
Blenheim open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-4pm
Ridgetown open Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm and Wednesday,  Thursday 10am-12pm
Wallaceburg open Tuesday-Friday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

TILBURY INFORMATION AND HELP CENTRE
Closed Monday
Tuesday to Friday hours – 9:30am to 3:00pm

THAMESVILLE UNITED CHURCH – Temporary Food Bank
107 Elizabeth Street
Fridays 12 pm to 3 pm – the last week will be Friday July 24th.

MERLIN UNITED CHURCH
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 FOOD BANK
Dresden Community Church, 10am to noon, Tuesday and Thursdays.
Please call the church to make an appointment at 519-683-6541
Due to the overwhelming support from the May 16th Miracle, the Dresden Food Bank is able to offer hampers for the month of July. Please contact them at or by phone at 519-683-6541 to reserve your hamper. Please reserve by July 21st and delivery will be July 25th.

Food Pantry
VICTORIA AVE UNITED CHURCH PANTRY – located in the Family Service Kent Parking lot, 50 Adelaide St, S
Wednesdays from 9am-10:30 am

HOPE HAVEN
183 Wellington Street, W
Monday’s from noon to 4:00pm starting June 29th

Meal/Soup Kitchens

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

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

VICTORIA AVE UNITED & ST ANDREWS UNITED CHURCH – 85 William Street S, Chatham
Served 4pm – 5pm, 4TH Sunday of the month (reopening June 28th)

Bethel Pentecostal Church – 35 McNaughton Ave, Wallaceburg the 4th Tuesday of the Month from 5pm to 7pm

Thamesville United Church, 107 Elizabeth St, last Wednesday of the month from 5-6:30 pm

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 5:00pm.

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.

Street Frendz 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.

CK STUDENT NUTRITION FOOD ASSISTANCE FUND
The United Way of Chatham-Kent, CK Student Nutrition Program and community partners have created a COVID-19 CK Student Nutrition Food Assistance Fund to support families experiencing financial hardship to help purchase groceries. To apply, you must have a child in any school in CK (elementary or high school). Go to www.ckgives.ca for details on how the program works, who is eligible, funding available and how to register. If you need assistance in registering, please call 519-354-0430.