Hamilton Food Security Programs – Places to Get Food


If you find yourself in need of food, hygiene or household necessities while you are on strike, Hamilton has a series of easily accessible food programs.


All Community Fridges are open to anyone and have no application process.  You can access food from the fridges at any time – they are open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  All of these sites include a fridge, freezer and pantry (except Strathcona which is only a Pantry).


These free fridge/pantry programs distribute food and household necessities (cleaning supplies, hygiene items, period products).  It’s important to note that these fridges are not monitored and there is no guarantee that there will be food when you go.


Gilkson Community Fridge

Email: communityfridgeshamont@gmail.com

Web: https://linktr.ee/cf_hamont

Address: 44 Greendale Dr, Hamilton, ON L9C 5Z4, Canada


Beasley Community Fridge

Email: communityfridgeshamont@gmail.com

Web: https://linktr.ee/cf_hamont

Address:  249 John St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 4P4, Canada


Crown Point East Community Fridge

Email:  communityfridgeshamont@gmail.com

Web: https://linktr.ee/cf_hamont

Address:  204 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Z5, Canada


Locke Street Community Fridge

Email: lockest.fridge@gmail.com

Web: https://linktr.ee/locke.street.fridge

Address: 115 Stanley Ave, Hamilton, ON L8P 2L5, Canada


Strathcona Community Pantry

Email: strathconapantry@gmail.com

Web: Address: IG – @strathconapantry

Address: 460 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 3J8, Canada


McMaster Community Fridge

Email: fridge@mcmaster.ca

Web: https://linktr.ee/McMaster_Community_Fridge

Address:  1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada