Food Bank

About The Program

Most Needed Items

The Food Bank is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We are closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch – please see front house if you are dropping off food donations at this time.

Simcoe Hall Settlement House is open to receive donations Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Currently we are in need of the following (Updated on August 20th, 2021):

  • Small Drinks
  • Large Drinks
  • Juice boxes
  • Tea
  • Peanut Butter/Jam
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola bars
  • Snack cups
  • Canned meat
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Kraft Dinner
  • Protein (i.e. kidney beans, chickpeas, etc.)
  • Canned pasta 
  • Chunky Soup
  • Dry Soup
  • Small Soup (i.e. Campbells soup)
  • Pancake mix
  • Baking goods
  • Size 4 & 6 diapers
  • Stage 2 baby formula
  • Pull-ups
  • Baby wipes
  • Laundry pods
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo/Conditioner 
  • Bar of soap (male and female)
  • Deodorant (male and female)
  • Ladies disposable razors
  • Toothbrush
  • Toilet paper
  • Dish soap

At this time, we do not need (Updated on August 20th, 2021):

  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Flour

After School Program

About The Program

Registration Info

Our After School Program provides a neighbourhood safe environment for children to develop healthy and positive outcome’s during the after school hours.

The program includes a number of activities and assistance including: Homework Support, Fitkidz (promotion of healthy physical activity), Creative Activities, Swimming, Field Trips, Cooking Classes and Sewing Club. Children are also provided with healthy snacks and dinners daily through our meal program.

For more information on this program click here.

    • Ages 6-14 years old
    • Program Fee’s are $15.00 per child a month OR $150.00 a year
    • Runs September – June
    • For more information on this program click here.

Sassy Seniors Club

About The Program

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Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID 19 in the Durham Region, Simcoe Hall has made the decision to temporarily close the Seniors Program until further notice. Our Food Bank will remain OPEN on the following days Tuesday, Thursday and Friday’s from 9-11:30am and 1-3pm.
Our Seniors Club is where old and new connections are made!

We gather every Friday at 10am till 3pm all year round (except December as we are closed) So feel free to stop in and say hello! No membership fees required.

Hot Lunches are served at 12pm for $5.00. Bingo starts at 1pm with cards for $1.50. As well, our monthly field trips include the Casino, White Feather Farms & Ripley’s Aquarium (cost varies).

Join us for our Major Holiday Celebrations through out the year. (Valentines Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, Mothers Day etc.

Holiday Toy & Food Program

About The Program

Registration Info

Simcoe Hall distributes a number of holiday hampers and an abundance of toys each year to our community in need. We are always looking for toy & food donations to start off our hampers; please stop by with anything you wish to contribute.

Check here for more information and a list of most needed items.

Holiday Registration starts at the beginning of November and finishes early December.

We will be open from 9:30 a.m until 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. We generally register 25 people in the morning and 25 people in the afternoon.

Please bring id for everyone in your family, proof of income and a rent receipt.  Remember you can only register at one agency for the holidays.  For further information please call 905-728-7525 and press 4.

Backpack Program

About The Program

Registration Info

Each year, our Backpack Program ensures children from less advantaged backgrounds going into junior kindergarten through Grade 12, enjoy a smooth transition into the coming school year by providing backpacks filled with supplies.

Our goal is to provide each child with a quality backpack filled with grade level appropriate items… binders, refill paper, scribblers, report covers, pencil crayons, pens, pencils, rulers, and the list goes on.

This program is made possible through the many kind donors in the community who provide donations of new backpacks and supplies. As well, we could not do this without our loyal volunteers who help package and distribute the backpacks.

Please click here to register for the program >>

Registration begins July 15th, 2021. Please click here to register for the program >>

Rummage Room

About The Program

Registration Info

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID 19 in the Durham Region, Simcoe Hall has made the decision to temporarily close the Rummage Room until further notice.

For any questions please contact us at (905) 728-7525.