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.

Where?

A weekly meal jointly hosted by nearby churches at the Kitsilano Neighborhood house located at 2305 West 7th Ave.

When?

It is usually every Thursday evening, with doors open to the community from 5:30-7:30, but usual operating hours have been suspended until the Covid-19 crisis is over. We will post any updates on our news page. 

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.

Additional support:

  • Prayer support

  • Seasonal celebrations

  • Talents and interests for special events/classes

  • Partnerships and donations