Raven van Bommel

Founder and Executive Director.

Meet Our Team



Kimberly Pruden

Program Manager

Jennifer Hamu

Community Support


Our Mission

Urgent Projects


those in need

Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario Inc.

Registered Charity #82522 7648 RR0001

Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario Inc. is a vocal advocate for the most vulnerable families of Hamilton. We open our doors, day or night, to help children and families in need.

Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario Inc. has devoted its energy and resources to meeting the basic needs of the hungry, in need and most vulnerable children of our communities. Find out how you can contribute to the future of a child in need through donations of money and time.




Last year, we distributed over 98,000 diapers to children in need. Help us make a difference again this year by donating any:

-Diapers, any size - Opened packages OK

-Formula, any brand (sealed and unexpired)

-Baby Food (sealed and unexpired)

-Breastfeeding Supplies

-Coupons for Infant Formula

-Apple Sauce, Oatmeal, Fruit Snacks, Granola Bars, Canned pasta, Boxed Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit cups and other non-perishable toddler suitable snack foods

-Gift Cards

-Monetary Donations

Donations can be dropped off at our Centre during operating hours, mailed or picked up locally by a volunteer.

Please Contact Us for details. 


Our Infant & Toddler Food Bank needs your help immediately. Infant formula, diapers size 3-6, baby food, and children's hygiene items are in high demand. Make your contribution now.


Alex Vourkoutiotis

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and Chair of the Board.

Reach Out

Work with members in your community and make a difference

Because NO child should have to go without

Join Us

Kelli Strong

E.C.E., Director and Program Assistant.

Hunger isn't seasonal, which is why our year-round Infant & Toddler Food Bank gets so much attention. Devote a day to helping in our Centre and see first-hand the families we help daily.