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. The idea was to provide a weekly meal jointly hosted by nearby churches at the Kitsilano Neighborhood house located at 2305 West 7th Ave. This was taking place every Thursday evening, but since the pandemic started staff and volunteers have been handing out bags of groceries to guests along with home-baked cookies and hand-made masks.

Latest Updates

You can find out the latest news from the Kits Cares most recent newsletter which can be downloaded below. If you would like more information on how to help, or you would like to bake cookies, make masks or help the volunteers on site, please contact us at info@redemptionchurch.ca

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