310 John Street East (off the Riverbend Inn & Vineyards Driveway) Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Telephone: 905-468-3519

Newark Neighbours Food Bank & Thrift Shop

Copyright @ 2018 Newark Neighbours all rights reserved

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:



Special meals

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