Hamilton Out of the Cold (HOOTC) is a not-for-profit, non-denominational program serving breakfasts and dinners six days a week from 10 locations from November 1 to the end of March.
Our mission is to “Eliminate Hunger in Our Community” by providing hot, nutritious meals for those in need. Served with dignity and compassion.
Fresh food is purchased for each meal and prepared on site on the day. Dinners consist of hot, healthy soup, followed by the main course including salad and dessert of bananas & oranges. The cook has her/his Food Handlers Certificate.
Last season we served 18,096 dinners and, in partnership with Wesley Centre, 8,517 breakfasts.
Hamilton Out of the Cold Program Coalition is a registered charity (Registration Number: 864263488-RR0001). Board members are drawn from the community. Two part-time staff members manage a lean budget.