Food Banks in St. John’s and Mt. Pearl

This page provides a listing of the food banks available in St. John’s and Mt. Pearl. Please call the food banks at the numbers listed below for more information. Click one of the links below to see the food banks in that area:

Centre City

East End

West End

Mt. Pearl

 

 

 

 

Centre City Food Banks

Bridges to Hope
39 Cookstown Road
Tel: 722-9225
Email: info@bridgestohope.ca
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays 11 am – 1 pm; Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10 am– 1pm
Clients need their MCP and AES file number or drug card number Get a full hamper every 28 days (some emergency hampers) Serves all areas of St. John’s. Toy lending program available on Wednesday and Friday between 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

St. Teresa’s Parish
St. Vincent De Paul Society, Mundy Pond Road
Tel: 579-5467
Please call to find out dates and times of operation as hours and days are subject to change. Call before 1 pm for a hamper. Clients need their MCP and drug card number. Get a full hamper monthly.

Emmaus House
117 Bonaventure Avenue (at the end of St. Bon’s school next to the Basilica)
Tel: 753-6380
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday between 1 pm – 3 pm
Clients need their MCP and drug card number if possible. Get a full hamper every 30 days. Serves all areas of St. John’s. Closed for 1 week during the months of June, July and August.

Campus Food Bank
Memorial University Campus, Corti Reale Building (near Burton’s Pond)
Tel: 864-3467
Hours of operation: Mondays and Thursdays 3:30pm – 5:30pm and 7pm – 8pm; Sundays 3pm – 5 pm.
Need a student number and MCP number if possible. Serves mainly students of the university and others connected to the university. Get a full hamper monthly.

St. Pius X Parish
Located in the MacMorran Community Centre (off Bell’s Turn behind Brophy Place)
Tel: 739-1329
Hours of operation: Mondays and Thursdays 9 am – 1 pm.
Must call before 12 pm. Hamper pick-up is 12 pm-1 pm. You need to call Monday and Thursday Mornings and leave a message – they will call back to tell you when to come in. No walk-ins available. Serves only the surrounding area. You will need your MCP and AES file number. You get a full hamper every 30 days. Also has a clothing room – get a garbage bag for a dollar – those inside the area can go twice a month and those outside the area can go once a month.

Salvation Army Food Banks
Divisional Headquarters 21 Adams Avenue, Community and Family Services side of Building
Tel: 726-0393
Hours of operation: Wednesdays 9:15 am – 11:45 am and 1 pm – 3 pm drop in.
You will need MCP or hospital card and something with a proof of address. You will get a full hamper every 4 weeks (exceptions for emergencies). Serves all areas of St. John’s.

Chaulker Place
Located in the Community Centre in Chaulker Place
Tel: 726-0393
Hours of operation: first Friday of every month between 10 am – 12 pm.
You will need MCP or hospital card and something with a proof of address. You will get a full hamper every 4 weeks. Serve the surrounding area.

 

 

 

East End Food Banks

Mary Queen of Peace Food Bank
110 McDonald Drive
Tel: 726-9924
Hours of operation: Wednesday 9:30 – 12:30 only.
You will need your MCP card and proof of address. Note: you should live within the area of Mary Queen of Peace church.

Single Parents’ Food Bank
472 Logy Bay Road
Tel: 739-0709
Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 am – 1 pm, 2-4 pm.
Single parents need custody papers, MCP card or AES File number, Child Tax Credit and Assessment Info from Revenue Canada. Note: the clothing outlet for adults and children is also open at the hours above. Identification etc. is not required for this service.

Paul’s Parish: 340A Newfoundland Drive, St. John’s, NL
Tel: 754-1980
Hours of operation: 3:15 – 4pm (Only on Food Hamper days), Please come to the BACK DOOR. Food hampers are available once a month (Except December, you may come twice). Need the MCP number of all family members in your house, AES File number or pay stub, as well as proof of address is required.
Note: you should live within the area of St. Paul’s church.Hamper distribution days: March 23, April 11 or 20, May 11 or 23, June 13 or 22, July 11 or 25, August 10 or 24, September 12 or 21, October 12 or 24, November 9 or 21, December 5 and January 11 or 23, 2018.

Registration for Christmas Hampers will take place November 9, 21 and December 5 distribution days.

 

 

 

West End Food Banks

Corpus Christi
St. Vincent de Paul Society on Waterford Bridge Road (behind the church)
Tel: 364-4116
Hours of operation: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10 am – 12 noon, The third Saturday of each month between 10 am – 12 pm. Closed on Saturdays in July and August.
Call the day before or before 10 am and they will call back, ask a few questions and you go in to pick up a hamper. You will need MCP number, proof of address and file number if possible. Get a full hamper once a month (some emergency hampers available). Serves the Corpus Christi Parish.

 

 

 

Mt. Pearl Food Banks

Mary Queen of the World
775 Topsail Road just past Mount Pearl Square in the basement of the church
Tel: 364-7140
Hours of operation: Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am to 11 am.
Call one day before and leave a message – they will call in the morning when it is ready and give you a time to pick up a hamper. Serves only the surrounding area (Parish Hall). You will need MCP and drug card number. Get a full hamper every 30 days.

St. Peters Parish
St. Vincent de Paul Society at 110 Ashford Drive in the basement of the church
Tel: 747-3320
Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday 7 – 7:30 pm.
Need the MCP number of all family members in your house and proof of address unless already on record. Get a full hamper once a month (some emergency hampers available). Serves the surrounding area.

Salvation Army Mt. Pearl
106 Ashford Drive
Tel: 364-6465
Hours of operation: Mondays 12 noon – 2 pm, Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Can drop in but they would prefer if you call during Food Bank hours. You need your MCP number and proof of address. A person can apply for a hamper once a month. Serves Mt. Pearl, Goulds, Paradise, Kilbride and Southern Shore.