IMPORTANT NOTICE - MARCH 16th, 2020

The St Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston is offering a bag lunch between the hours of 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, Monday – Friday, for those in need of food. Our Emergency Food Pantry is opened to anyone in the community in need of food.  Please call 613-766-8432 to make an appointment. Anyone in need of clothing may call 613-766-8432 and we will do our best to meet your needs.

OUR MISSION

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston is mandated to provide practical assistance and support to individuals and families residing in the Kingston area. All services are provided in a compassionate and respectful manner, which reflects and reinforces the dignity and humanity of all persons.

WHERE THERE ARE PEOPLE IN NEED, WE’LL BE THERE LENDING A HAND, A SMILE, AND AN ENCOURAGING WORD.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been decided that the best way to care for our clients is to reduce their risk of exposure. Many of the people who come to us for support suffer from pre-existing health problems.  We have been challenged with the dilemma of providing food to those in need and keeping our people safe from unnecessary exposure to the virus.  In response to this challenge,

  • We will be providing a bagged lunch to anyone who comes to our door for food. This bagged lunch will be available between 10 am and 12:30 pm, Monday to Friday.  We ask that people maintain a safe distance from each other (2 metres) while waiting to receive the lunch provided.
  • We ask that families and individuals in need of a food order from our Emergency Food Pantry call and make an appointment. However, anyone showing up at our door without an appointment will still receive a food order.
  • Our clothing WearHouse will be closed until further notice. If there is an immediate need for necessary clothing items (footwear, warm clothing) please call the office and we will make arrangements to provide the needed items.  Again, anyone who comes to us in need will be served as best we can.

We will operate in this manner for at least three weeks or until it is safe to resume regular service delivery. We also ask that while you are washing your hands, please take the opportunity to say a prayer for the most vulnerable among us.  Our clients will be suffering greatly without the St. Vincent de Paul community for support.

- Judy Fyfe