Food Bank Assistance Program
The first step in accessing the Newark Neighbours food bank is an interview to determine eligibility. For this, you will need to bring the following:
Identification for ALL family members
(birth certificate or health cards)
Proof of income and expenditures (rent/mortgage)
Proof of current address (hydro/gas bills)
(you must be a resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake to qualify)
ODSP if no income
This information is required for your
interview appointment at Newark Neighbours (and there is a mandatory annual update requirement).
At each visit, you must always provide ID
with proof of address. Please notify Newark Neighbours promptly of any changes.
Allotted food visits are every two weeks.
If there are extenuating circumstances or emergencies, please call 905-468-3519 and we will review and coordinate ASAP. You will be required to call at least one day in advance to notify us when you will be arriving for your two week groceries.
Newark Neighbours has the right to refuse anyone
who abuses the system with misinformation or who disrespects our volunteers.
What You Receive
Newark Neighbours is able to provide its clients with an assortment of non-perishable foods. All food orders are based on the size of the family’s requirements. Theses items may vary depending on the stocks or donations at each visit.
Please notify us in advance of any special needs or dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Newark Neighbours bases qualifications to our program on the latest guidelines provided by Statistics Canada (below).
Statistics Canada 2016 defines the low
income cut off (LICO) or poverty line for a small population center (<30,000 people) as:
We are also pleased to provide special dinners for each of the following holidays; Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Registration dates and deadlines will be provided to qualifying clients in advance
If you require assistance and live outside this area, please contact one of the following groups:
Community Care of St. Catharines: (905)-685-1349
Project Share (Niagara Falls): (905)-357-5121
Niagara College: Nourishing Minds Program:
Women 4 Women: (905) 687-4848
The Raft: (905) 984-4365