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Lambton County Food Banks and Community Food Programs

Name of Service

Service Description

Where is it?

When is it?

How to access? How often can it be accessed?

Contact Information

Aamjiwnaang’s Food Bank

For Aamjiwnaang and community band members living on reserve.


Please note: band members living off-reserve are not eligible. 



1300 Tashmoo Rd

Sarnia, ON


Tues and Thurs 10:00AM-11:45AM

No ID or eligibility required.


Service can be accessed by walk-in.


Can be accessed once per month per individual or family.

Aamjiwnaang Food Bank:


Alvinston Food Bank

Municipal food bank.

3236 River St

Alvinston, ON


Located in basement of the municipal building.


Open every other Wed 11AM -1PM


Service can be accessed by walk-in.


Can be accessed every 3 weeks.

Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston: 519-898-2173

Brights Grove St. Michaels Church

Food bank partner of St. Vincent De Paul.


Part of the Sarnia Bluewater Roman Catholic Family of Parishes.


Please note: must be a resident of Brights Grove or reside on the Golden Mile in Sarnia.


1290 Wildwood Dr

Sarnia, ON


Delivery to applicants’ locations on Thursdays.

Must call ahead and complete short intake assessment.


Can be accessed once per month per individual or family.

Sarnia Bluewater Roman Catholic Family of Parishes: 519-869-2845

Contact House Food Bank

A community-funded emergency food bank.

2 Locations

6276 Townsend Line

Lambton Shores, ON


7883 Ametelecom Parkway,

Forest, ON


Tues 9:30AM-11:15AM


Identification and proof of residence required before accessing.


If have accessed another food bank in the community, must wait 10 days before accessing Contact House.


Can be accessed once every 3 weeks.

Monica Whelan:




Not a food bank, encouraged to use local food banks first.


Provides bag of dry goods from food pantry to help until the family/individual can return to a local food bank.

707 Talfourd St,

Sarnia, ON


Tues 9AM-3PM

Wed and Fri 9AM- 12PM

Must call ahead and complete short intake assessment.


If a family has limited access to food and they are not eligible to receive food assistance, this may be an option.


NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton: 519-336-5465

Oil Springs We Care Food Bank

Provides pre-selected

non-perishable and frozen foods.

Oil Heritage Family Church

2554 Elizabeth St

Oil Springs, ON



Tues Noon-1:30PM


ID required for first visit.


Can be accessed every 3 weeks.



Christine McDonald or Robin Shepherd: 519-834-2984

Petrolia Community Refrigerator

Restocked daily community refrigerator with the motto of “Take what you need, leave what you can”.



4169 Petrolia Line

Petrolia, ON


24/7 in the parking lot of St. Pauls United Church in Petrolia

No ID or eligibility required.


First come first served while supplies last.



St. Pauls United Church:



Petrolia Food Bank

Non-profit, volunteer-based organization with the motto of “lend a helping hand to those who are in need”.

4156 Petrolia Line

Sarnia, ON

(behind Tim Hortons)


Mon 9AM-11:30AM and every 4th Wed from 6PM-7:45PM

Can be accessed every 3 weeks

Petrolia Food Bank: 519-882-3950

River City Vineyard

Emergency food bank. Each bag aims to include soup, sauce, pasta, bread, and other non-perishable items.

260 Mitton St North

Sarnia, ON




10AM -5:00PM Mon- Fri.

No ID or eligibility required.


Can access the food bank 1 time per week.



River City Vineyard:


*Salvation Army

Sarnia Community and Family Services

Free community food truck.


Dinner in Sarnia : Tuesdays & Thursdays


Lunch in Petrolia 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

Dinner is at 5:30PM-6PM in Veterans Park and 6PM-6:30PM at Chipican Motel 6



Lunch is at 12PM- 12:45PM at St. Pauls United Church parking lot


No ID or eligibility required. 


First come first served while supplies last.



Salvation Army Sarnia:


Sarnia Blessings


Charitable organization with no government funding. Every Monday, five frozen meals are delivered to customer’s home.


The frozen meals are “double portion”, so it is about 10 meals/week. Includes a fresh baked loaf of bread, various fresh baked goods and one large dessert.


Special diets: dairy-free, gluten-free, and puree meals available.


1140 Plank Rd

Sarnia, ON


Deliveries every Monday

Eligibility: must call and complete short intake assessment or fill out form online.


Three-tier payment structure discussed when you request an order.


Tier 3- Retail:

purchase meals at the retail level.


Tier 2 – At Cost

unable or have difficulty making meals at home, based on financial status.


Tier 1 

unable to get groceries, and/or have difficulty making meals at home, based on financial status.

Free delivery.

Request form online:

OR contact Elaine

Phone: 519-330-1230




St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Food Bank

Food bank and clothing

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

437 Colborne Dr,

Corunna, ON


Wed 6PM-7PM and Thurs 9AM-12PM

Identification and proof of income for everyone in the residence is required.


Can be accessed every 3 weeks.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church: 519-862-3641

*St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank

Supports for people and families  to help meet basic needs.


Please note: must be a resident of Sarnia.


228 Davis St,

Sarnia, ON


Wed, Thus, Fri 12:30-3:00PM

Can be accessed every 4 weeks.

St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank: 519-337-1058

*The Inn of The Good Shepherd


Food Bank and Soup Kitchen

Food bank provides food packages of household staple items and fresh foods using a “point system” to select items of choice.



Soup Kitchen: provides 1 hot meal per day

115 John Street

Sarnia, ON


Food Bank hours: Mon – Friday 9:30AM -11:15AM


Soup Kitchen: open 7 days a week.

Mon – Fri 1:00PM – 2:15PM 

Sat-Sun 4:30PM -5:30PM.


Must complete short intake assessment (need proof of income, rent/mortgage receipt, and ID for each member of the household)


Food bank can be accessed every 3 weeks.


Soup kitchen can be accessed every day.

The Inn of The Good Shepherd:

519-344-1746. Ext. 346

The Inn of The Good Shepherd


Mobile Market

For food bank clients. Produce is provided from local gardens or through donations from local farmers and greenhouse growers.


Variety up to 12 different vegetables and tips to help vegetables last longer.


Also includes Snack Pack Program for nutritious snacks for kids.

Runs from July 4th – Mid November.


Please see next page for details of locations and times to access.

Must bring one of the following to the market (e.g. any food bank client card, ID and proof of residence, co-op housing or student residence, or proof of social assistance income (e.g. OW, ODSOM, OAS or GIS)


The Inn of The Good Shepherd:

519-344-1746 ext. 314

Watford Food Bank

Helping meet the needs of local people in crisis with free emergency food.

Watford United Church

555 Ontario St,

Watford, ON


Wed 11AM-1PM

Must call or visit.


Foodbank vouchers can be accessed by calling 0800-061-4808

Watford Food Bank: 519-876-2837


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Other Resources:

Directory of Services offered in Sarnia Lambton 

Sarnia Lambton Youth Wellness Hub: Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) is an initiative that aims to bring the right services to youth (and their families) at the right time and in the right place.

Wellness Together Canada - FREE Counselling sponsored by the Federal Government

15 Apps Parents Should Know About

Media release including local resources for support regarding Domestic Violence 

BounceBack® is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Important information for patients and visitors of CAMH(click here)

Virtual Mental Health Resources During COVID 19 

How to Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic - 5 Ways to Shift Your Focus

How to Talk to Your  Kids About COVID-19 (Click Here)

Relaxation Techniques for Young Children

COVID 19 Resources - BrainXchange

Pdf of Lambton County Resources for Mental Health and Addiction Services

10-Minute Motivation to Start Your Day

Body Scan Meditation (Tame Anxiety)

Transgender Suicide Hotline Canada 1-877-330-6366    USA 1-877-565-8860


  • Mind over mood by Denis Greenberger &  Christine Padesky, (1995)
  • Attacking anxiety& depression by Lucinda Bassett
  • The 10 Best-ever Anxiety Management  Techniques by Margaret Wehrenberg (2012)
  • On track. A women’s self development experience. Middlesex-London Health Unit by Mepham, K. (1995).
  • The self-Esteem Workbook by Schiraldi G.R (2001)


  • CD: Regression to times and places – Featuring a healing meditation , Brian L. Weiss
  • Dan Gibson’s Solitudes -  Journey with whales
  • Beethoven - Ode to Joy ( with Sounds)
  • Machupicchu Meditations – Ancient Brotherhood
  • Pema Chodron – Natural awareness
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn – Mindfulness for beginners


Anxiety BC     Provides resources for anxiety disorders

Centre for Clinical Interventions     Resources for various presenting issues such as: depression, anxiety, stress, relaxation techniques.



Smart Phone Apps

Type in meditation or mindfulness, there will be many free apps for both iPhone and Android Users

  MindShift( Anxietybc)

Relax with Andrew Johnston  Lite

 Be Safe



BellyBio Interactive Breathing


Relax Melodies


End anxiety Hypnosis


Guided Mind

iSleep Easy


Fun Activities Catalog

Mindful Breathing Exercises

Problem Solving

Muscle Relaxation - Progressive & Passive

Stages of Change

The Worry Jar

Visualization Techniques

General Health Information

For trusted resources click on the links below. 

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Choosing Wisely Canada - a resource for many health conditions

Menopause Information:

Sexual and Reproductive Health:



Heart Health