Accessing Food

Ensuring residents have safe, easy access to food is a top priority. Local non-profit agencies have adjusted their services so meal programs continue to be available and follow strict safety procedures. Grocery stores and local businesses have expanded delivery services, curb-side pickup options, and are offering specific shopping hours for seniors and vulnerable people. For more information on food programs and modified store services, please see below.

Food and Meal Support Programs

Brantford-Brant Monthly Food Calendar

The Brantford-Brant Food Calendar provides locations, dates, and times of various local meal and food bank programs. Visit the Food Calendar webpage for more information. Please download the Food Calendar PDF or the Pantry Program PDF for more information.

Pantry Programs

Brant Community Church - 69 Superior Street, Brantford - 519-756-3993

  • Food Pantry open twice a month - Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00am
  • Pantry can be accessed once per month, ID required
  • Upcoming dates:
    • November 4 & 18, 2020

Brantford Food Bank, 1100 Clarence St S, Suite 102, Brantford, 519-751-4357

  • By appointment only. Please call ahead.
  • Tuesdays – Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • You can pick up an emergency food hamper outside the food bank entrance (please call ahead)
  • Emergency food hampers can also be delivered to you (Brantford residents only)

Salvation Army - Brantford Food Bank, 33 Diana Avenue, Brantford, 519-752-7814

  • By appointment only Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • To book an appointment, please call 519-752-7814. ID for all household members, proof of income, and proof of address are required.

Salvation Army - Paris Food Bank, 258 Dundas St West, Paris, 519-442-3432

  • Drop in Mondays and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • ID required

Faith Lutheran Church - 57 Brant Ave. Brantford - 519-753-3833

  • Food cupboard (2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month) 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Friendship House of Brant – 452 Grey St. Brantford – 519-753-8511

  • Pantry program Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • No ID required

Faith Lutheran Church, 57 Brant Ave. Brantford, 519-753-3833

  • Food cupboard Wednesday April 8th and 22nd, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

First Baptist Church, 70 West St., Brantford, 519-753-2406

  • Food bank Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.ID required

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Brant

  • If you require emergency food assistance, call the branch that covers your area:
    • Burford, Scotland, West Brant – Blessed Sacrament (519-865-1562)
    • Paris and St. George – Sacred Heart (519-442-2465)
    • Central Brantford – (519-751-0143)
    • East and South Brantford – St. Mary (226-208-6846)
    • North Brantford – St. Pius X (519-753-9052)

Cedarview Church – 20 Cedar St. Paris – 519-442-4448

  • Food cupboard for Paris residents only
  • Mondays-Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Please call ahead to book an appointment

Food4Kids

  • Supporting food security for families in need through $10 grocery store gift cards available at food4kidsbh.ca

Brant Food For Thought, 519-759-6164

  • Provides emergency food relief for children and youth
  • Including nutritious food boxes, bushels of apples, dairy products, etc.
  • If you or someone you know needs support, please visit BrantFoodForThought.ca

Meal Programs

Please also see the Brantford-Brant Food Calendar.

Brantford Blessing Centre, 7 Burnley Dr. Brantford, 519-717-0034

  • Takeout meals are being prepared by volunteers from ten local churches. All of these meals will be available for pickup from 7 Burnley Drive. 
  • Dinner takeout meals available for pick up every day from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Church, 95 Darling St. Brantford, 519-752-5823

  • The Soup for the Soul meal program is serving takeout lunch Mondays-Fridays from 12:00p.m.-1:00.pm.
  • Serving take-out style from the front door of the CE building with strict social distancing measures in place.

Why Not Youth Centre, 368 Colborne St. Brantford, 519-759-2221

  • Youth dinners (ages 13-18).
  • Every day at 6:30pm.

Salvation Army Booth Centre, 187 Dalhousie St. Brantford, 519-753-4193

  • Weekday takeout lunches.
  • Mondays-Fridays at 12:30-1:00pm.

Meals on Wheels Brantford Branch (Red Cross), 25 William St. Brantford, 519-753-4189

  • The Meals on Wheels program delivers affordable, nutritious and delicious meals to members of the community who are unable to prepare their own food.
  • Please call for service inquiries (hot and frozen meals available).
  • Available Monday through Friday

Heart to Homes Meals – Southern Ontario Branch, 1-877-545-5577

  • Heart to Home delivers affordable frozen meals to seniors. The frozen meals are fully cooked and can be kept in the freezer until it is time to eat (heat with the microwave or oven).
  • Please call for service inquiries or visit their website

Groceries

Two independent delivery services can provide grocery delivery

  • Northern Delivery – 519-756-2670
    • Please call for service and prices
    • Cash only
  • Grand River Delivery – 226-934-7177
    • Please call for service and prices
    • Cash, debit, and credit accepted

A few businesses offer online ordering and delivery through InstaCart: https://www.instacart.ca/grocery-delivery/brantford-on

  • Including Zehrs, Walmart, M&M Food Market, and the Wholesale Club
  • Subject to availability due to increased demand

CSJ Foods – Online or Phone Only – 226-400-9078

  • Fresh produce for delivery (no delivery charges)
  • Including preselected boxes of fruits and vegetables ($25 or $50)
  • Visit https://csjfoods.ca/ for full product availabilities and online ordering

Sobeys, 310 Colborne St., Brantford, 519-758-1648 (currently not taking new customers)

  • Seniors Hours: Friday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Delivery Service: Place order Tuesday & Thursday between 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., delivered after 3:00 p.m.
  • Pharmacy: 519-758-8126, delivery service for medications depends on the companies discretion

Zehrs, 290 King George Rd., Brantford, 519-751-8988

  • Seniors Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • Online Ordering and Pickup: https://www.zehrs.ca/
  • Pharmacy: 519-751-8990, free delivery service for medications is currently limited

Zehrs, 410 Fairview Dr., Brantford, 519-754-4932

  • Seniors Hour and Vulnerable Persons Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • Online Ordering and Pickup: https://www.zehrs.ca/
  • Pharmacy: 519-751-8990, free delivery service for medications is currently limited

Elberta Farms Country Market, 353 Governors Rd E., Paris, 519-752-2047

  • Pick-up orders available by phone or email
  • See their Facebook page for available products
  • Accepting debit or e-transfer at pickup

Brantwood Farms, 251 Powerline Rd., Brantford, 519-759-4383

  • Pick-up orders available by phone or email
  • See their Facebook page for available products

M&M Food Market, 595 West St., Brantford, 519-750-1107

FreshCo, 50 Market St. S., Brantford, 519-759-7952

  • Seniors and Vulnerable Person’s Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Pharmacy: 519-759-6997

Farm Boy, 240 King George Rd., Brantford, 519-758-1573

  • Seniors and Vulnerable Persons Hours: 7:00 a.m-8:00 a.m. (Monday-Saturday), 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (Sunday)
  • No delivery or store pickup available at this location

Metro, 371 St. Paul Ave., Brantford, 519-7536763

  • Seniors and Vulnerable Persons Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • No delivery or store pick up available at this location

Rusty’s No Frills, 108 Colborne St. W., Brantford, 1-866-987-6453

  • Seniors and Vulnerable Persons’ Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Walker’s No Frills, 603 Colborne St., Brantford, 1-866-987-6453

  • Seniors and Vulnerable Person’s Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Walmart, 1 King George Rd., Brantford, 519-759-3450

  • Seniors and Vulnerable Persons Hours 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • No delivery or store pick up available at this location.

Lococos, 175 Lynden Rd., Brantford, 519-304-7790

  • Seniors Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • No delivery or store pick up available at this location.

Brant Food Centre, 94 Grey St., Brantford, 519-756-8002

  • Seniors and Vulnerable Person’s Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • No delivery or store pickup available at this location.

Delivery and Takeout

A number of local businesses are now offering phone and/or online ordering for their products, as well as delivery. Also see Skip the Dishes Brantford and Uber Eats for more food delivery options, as well as the Brantford & Area Food to Go Facebook page.