Community Fridges in #hamont
Food insecurity is a serious issue facing many Hamiltonians. One new initiative we have seen pop up in the last couple years are community fridges across the city. These provide low-barrier, publicly accessible free food to residents and are an easy way for people to provide mutual aid to those who need it in their neighbourhoods.
Where to Find Them
Community Fridges HamOnt
Gilkson (West Mountain):
44 Greendale Dr.
Today’s Family Early Learning and Child Care
249 John St. N
(Merit Brewing warehouse)
Crown Point East (East Hamilton)
204 Ottawa St. N
Other Independent Fridges/Pantries
Locke Street Fridge at 115 Stanley Ave, Blessings Church
Strathcona Pantry (pantry only) at 460 York Blvd, Strathcona Market
McMaster Community Fridge at McMaster University, behind Mills Library, near parking lot B
What to Donate
You can find Community Fridges HamOnt’s donation guidelines here and there is a quick reference in the image below. The independent fridges/pantries will have there own guidelines, so click on the links above to find out more.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Community Fridges is looking for volunteers, you can apply here. Short on time but not on cash? They also accept gift cards.
If you’re looking for other ways to get involved in the #hamont community, check out this page.