Emergency Food Program (Venture Centre)
The Good Shepherd Venture Centre Emergency Food Program is a dignified, efficient and safe space where emergency food and clothing is easily accessible for clients. 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. Registration hours are Monday to Friday, 9am-11am and 1pm to 2pm. Program hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
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NOTICE: The Venture Centre parking lot will be re-paved from May 30 – June 3, 2022. The Marketplace will be closed during the week and all appointments have been rescheduled. There will be no vehicular traffic in the front of the building from May 30-June 3, 2022.
WE ARE REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CLIENTS VISITING THE MARKETPLACE EACH DAY. WE ASK FOR PATIENCE AS WE ENFORCE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND ONLY ONE HOUSEHOLD MEMBER IN THE PROGRAM AT ANY GIVEN TIME.
EMERGENCY FOOD PROGRAM
Good Shepherd Venture Centre
155 Cannon Street East
Hamilton ON L8L 2A6
Director: Carmen Salciccioli
The Good Shepherd Venture Centre is modeled after a traditional grocery store where emergency food and clothing are easily accessible for clients. Unlike most emergency food programs, visitors choose what they want from 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. Registration hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Grocery and program hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
For information about food and clothing drives or how to donate food, clothing and household items 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.
ALL OUTREACH PROGRAMS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
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