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Homeless Cars – What’s That?

In our 25th year, we celebrate the tireless efforts of our incredible volunteers, the privilege of serving our deserving guests in the Hamilton area and our supportive donors who help us to continue to provide this much needed nourishment. 

This season marks a milestone year for Hamilton Out of the Cold (charity# 864263488-RR0001). We are proud to celebrate 25 years of service in the Hamilton community. HOOTC was established in December 1997 at James St. Baptist Church by two retired teachers, Gloria Colizza and Sister Carole Anne Guay. From its humble beginning of offering one meal to one single guest on its first night, HOOTC has grown to a program serving hot meals 5 nights a week from 11 locations in the Hamilton area. During the 2021-2022 season, HOOTC served 22,678 dinners from November – March. Covid affected our sit down meals so we adapted to our current takeout service model.  Our mission is to provide hot, nutritious meals for those in need in the Hamilton community. Served with dignity and compassion, HOOTC is a volunteer based, low barrier program sustained by donations of both money and food from foundations, local groups, businesses and individuals. 

Always Healthy
Fresh Donated Breads
Getting Ready for Packing
Careful Packing
Ready for Pickup

Our Central Presbyterian Location
will be CLOSED
this Thursday, March 16.

St. Stephen on the Mount
will be OPEN.