Food Bank


Ancaster Community Services (ACS) is an accredited member of the City of Hamilton’s Emergency Food System.

Coming to a Food Bank is not easy for anyone and ACS recognizes it takes courage to sign up for help… of any kind. ACS endeavours to provide a dignified and helpful approach to those individuals who may require food assistance.

How do I qualify for the Food Assistance Program?

  1. You must reside in the Ancaster or surrounding area (some exceptions do apply-please inquire)
  2. You need to provide current identification for all household members (related or not), along with proof of address and income(s)
  3. You need to provide copies of expenses such as utility bills, telephone and cable bills
  4. You are required to book an appointment with our Community Outreach Worker 905-648-6675

By appointment only!

ACS Food Assistance Program is by appointment only.  Please contact ACS Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm in order to schedule your personal and confidential appointment.

ACS is also pleased to provide a monthly Good Food Box Program offering fresh vegetables and fruit.  Please inquire at the ACS office for more information.

Would you like to donate?

We appreciate and will accept donations of (non-expired) non-perishable food items, personal hygiene and household products year-round at the ACS office located below the Ancaster Library at 300 Wilson St E.

Would you like to sponsor a good food box?

With only a $15 donation, you can sponsor a family who is struggling with food insecurity, providing them with fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Our clients pick up the GOOD FOOD BOX each month at our office, and it would be great to say, “A caring community member purchased this for you.” For more information contact us at 905-648-6675 or DONATE ONLINE .