What is Kits Cares?
It is a program designed by a number of Kitsilano Churches to address hunger and social isolation in the Kitsilano Neighborhood.
A weekly meal jointly hosted by nearby churches at the Kitsilano Neighborhood house located at 2305 West 7th Ave.
Every Thursday evening, with doors open to the community from 5:30-7:30. Volunteer hours change according to role.
Next Volunteer Dates for RC: Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 7, Mar 21
Why do this?
To meet an acute need for nutrition. Kitsilano and surrounding neighbourhoods are home to a surprising number of unsheltered and other highly vulnerable people (pensioners, widows, the disabled, mental health patients, etc.) who are struggling with poverty- related challenges.
Regular access to a nutritionally-appropriate meal made with quality ingredients is essential for general health as well as other life outcomes.
To help satisfy a deeper hunger. Loneliness afflicts many Vancouverites, and hits low- income people and young adults hardest.
Community meals if they're carefully organized to foster mutually transforming relationships - are amazing environments for creating a sense of belonging for socially isolated neighbours.
Jesus has reminded us that "no one lives by bread alone." Shared meals can offer a genuine taste of the shalom Jesus invites us into.
To Find Joy in Working Together. Jointly offering a meal to our most vulnerable neighbours can help us experience the joy of recognizing Christ in each other.
How do I get involved?
Participate in 1+ meals per month (Email Maria to sign up as a volunteer)
Roles Include the following:
Dining Room Set-up
Kitchen Clean Up
Servers and Bussers
Dining Hall Clean Up
For more information about each role check out this link!
Talents and interests for special events/classes
Partnerships and donations