venture centre marketplace
Emergency food & Clothing programs
155 Cannon Street East, HAmilton
- Daily Hot Meal: Packed meals will be handed out at the Good Shepherd Centre on Mary Street
- Venture Centre: We are reducing the number of clients visiting the Marketplace each day and eliminating clothing and housewares from the shop. We ask for patience as we enforce social distancing and only one household member in the program at any given time.
Please Give to Our Emergency Virtual Food Drive here https://bit.ly/2woXjSW
The Good Shepherd Venture Centre is a dignified, efficient and safe space where emergency food and clothing is easily accessible for clients. Unlike most emergency food programs, our clients choose what they want from the available items in our Marketplace. With the help of staff and volunteers, they push a grocery cart and shop the aisles for food, clothing and personal items.
If you need need to use our services, please call us at 905.972.9485 or visit in person and we will help you register for the program. Grocery and program hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
We rely on the generosity of donors in the community, businesses and corporate sponsors to help us serve those in need and build a healthier, stronger Hamilton. You can make a difference by donating food, clothing, small appliances and/or housewares, or making a monetary donation. *NOTE: We are not able to accept donations of clothing and housewares at this time.
Our donation service is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- For information about food donations, click here
- For information about clothing and houseware donations, click here
- If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click here.
Community Outreach Programs
Registered members of Venture Centre Marketplace can pre-register for any of these sessions by calling 905.972.9485, press Option 1.
APRIL 2020 - ALL OUTREACH PROGRAMS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
More Information about Services:
Screen for Life Cancer Screening - https://hnhbscreenforlife.ca/screenforlifecoach
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic - https://www.hamiltonjustice.ca/index2
Home Management - https://www.hamilton.ca/social-services/support-programs/home-management-program
Urban Core - http://www.hucchc.com
Ontario Disability Support Program - www.mcss.gov.on.ca
Hamilton Literacy Council - www.hamiltonreads.ca
Help My Hearing - Diagnostic Health Assessments for hearing loss and ringing in the ears www.helpmyhearing.ca
MCS - Mohawk College City School - Education Advisor
Tax Clinic 2020
United Way of Halton and Hamilton (1130 Barton St E., Hamilton) will provide an outreach tax clinic at The Venture Centre on Monday’s, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., beginning in March. Clients must schedule an appointment for their taxes to occur on the same day as their food bank appointment.