Because NO child should have to go without

Alex Vourkoutiotis

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and Chair of the Board.

Kelli Strong

E.C.E., Director and Volunteer.

Raven van Bommel

Founder and Executive Director.

Meet Our Team

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

Locally, 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.

Reach Out

Work with members in your community and make a difference

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.



those in need






Last year, we distributed over 70,000 diapers to children in need. Help us make a difference again this year by donating any:

-Diapers, any size

-Formula, any brand (sealed and unexpired)

-Baby Food (sealed and unexpired)

-Foods suitable for toddlers up to age 3

-Gift Cards

-Monetary Donations

Donations can be dropped off at our Centre during operating hours, mailed or picked up during our volunteer Infant Essentials pick up drive. 

Please Contact Us for details. 


Our Children's Needs Centre 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.

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Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario Inc.

Registered Charity #82522 7648 RR0001

Kimberly Pruden

Program Manager

Jennifer Hamu

Community Support