venture centre marketplace
Emergency food program


We gratefully accept donations of non-perishable, canned/packaged food and hygiene products Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Venture Centre, 155 Cannon Street East. 

Please do not leave donations outside the Venture Centre after hours.  After hours and weekend donations can be dropped off at The Good Shepherd Centre, 135 Mary Street, Hamilton.

For drop off arrangements for large quantities please call 905.972.9485 x2210.

If you are interested in organizing a food drive, please contact us at 905.527.6435 or email

The following items are always in demand: 

  • Canned Soup & Stew
  • Canned Meat/Fish
  • Pancake Mix
  • Cereal
  • Pork & Beans
  • Dry Beans
  • Canned Beans & Vegetables
  • Pasta/Sauce/Canned Pasta
  • Syrup & Jam
  • Canned Fruit
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Fresh Produce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Healthy Snacks 
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Coffee/Tea/Juice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Diapers
  • Pull-Ups
  • Hygiene Products
  • Powdered Milk
  • Baby Food
  • Baby Formula