If you or someone you know is need of support or assistance this holiday season, please view the resources below and share the posters if possible.
Friendly Check in Calls
St Vincent de Paul: “Neighbour to Neighbour” 613-766-8432
Council on Aging: “Sunshine Calls” 613-542-1336
Integrated Care Hub
HARS/KCHC 661 Montreal Street
23 hrs day/7 days week rest zone, meals, harm reduction, consumption and treatment
Resolve Counselling Services
9a.m. to 5 p.m. phone counselling for youth, adults, families, individuals 613-549-7850
Financial and Credit Counselling
Addictions and Mental Health Services
24/7 Crisis Phone Lines Kingston & Frontenac: 613-544-4229
Toll Free: 1-866-616-6005
Maltby Centre – Children & Youth Mental Health
Call 613-546-8535 or 1-844-855-8340 or Inquiry@maltbycentre.ca
Crisis after-hours line: 613-544-4229
Housing Help Centre
Home Base Housing. Call: 613-542-6672
Family & Children Services KFL&A
Open and reachable by phone 24/7.
Call: 613-545-3227 or toll-free 855-445-3227
Kingston Interval House
24/7 Services for women, children and youth experiencing violence and abuse. 24/7 Crisis Line: 613-546-1777 or 1-800-267-9445
Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
24/7 crisis and support line 613-544-6424 or 1-877-544-6424
Chat/text crisis line accessible noon to midnight
Street Health Services
115 Barrack St.; 613-549-1440
Access to same day or next day addiction medicine, counselling and other services for those who use substances.
(Mon. – Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Kingston Community Legal Clinic
844 Princess Street
Counselling, education, LGBTQ support and other services
One Roof – Youth Hub
484 Albert St, 613-542-6672 x 4
Drop-in centre for youth ages 16-24, access to food and basic needs, resources and referrals. Housing assistance available on site, walk-in counselling, Indigenous programming, and more.
Please call 2-1-1 from any phone free of charge for information about community services
Please be advised that all meal programs are take-away with no indoor service except as noted.
The Food Sharing Project
Healthy meals and snacks available at every school, for any student, every day! Contact your school.
844 Princess St. Takeout Breakfast, Mon. – Thurs., 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Sandwiches (based on availability, staff) from 1:00 – 4 p.m.
Holiday closure: Dec. 24 – Jan. 3
218 Concession St. Daily Meals 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Dec. 27- Jan. 3
Lunch by George: 129 Wellington St. Hot takeout meals or bag lunches. Mon. – Fri., 11:00 -11:30 p.m.
Holiday closure: Dec 17 – Jan 4
629 Princess St. Hot takeout meals, 7 days a week, 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Meal delivery available, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613 546 0320 ext 0
Holiday closure: Dec. 25, 26, 27 & Jan 1, 2,3
North Frontenac Food Bank
14152 Road 38, Sharbot Lake. Call 613-279-8855 for appointment
Partners in Mission Food Bank
140 Hickson Ave. Please call 613-544-4100 for appointment. No walk-in service. Mon. – Fri. 8:30 – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Holiday closure: Dec 24., 12:00 p.m. – Jan 3
Rural Frontenac Community Services
Meals on wheels 3 days a week. North & Central Frontenac
& Bedford Twp. 613-279-3151 Holiday closure Dec 23 – Jan 3
342 Patrick St, Open Mon., Wed., Fri. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
by appointment, providing prebagged groceries. To make an appt call
613 548 4411 press 0 for reception.
Holiday closure: Dec 24th at noon until Jan. 3rd, 2022
Seniors’ Food Box
Offering food boxes for seniors including produce, non-perishables & staples. Call 613-530-2239 for more information
Southern Frontenac Community Services and Food Bank
Frozen meals available for delivery daily. Hot meals delivered 3 days a week for South Frontenac/rural Kingston residents. Call or book on-line. Food bank hampers also available. 613-376-6477
St. Vincent de Paul
85 Stephen St. Hot takeout meals. Food Pantry Mon.-Fri. 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. Warehouse closed, but items available, call 613-766-8432
Holiday closure: Dec. 24- Jan. 4
St. Mary’s Parish Centre
260 Brock St. Drop-in Centre, light food and snacks, Mon. – Fri. 1:00 – 4:00p.m.
Holiday closure: Dec. 23, 24, 26 Jan. 1, 2
Kingston Street Mission
218 Concession St. Daily hot food, warm clothing, hygiene supplies
and community, 7:00 p.m. – Midnight starting Dec. 27
All takeaway, unless otherwise noted
Lunch by George – Dec. 15, 12:00 p.m.
HARS – Breakfast Dec. 23, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
St. Vincent de Paul – Dec 23, 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Martha’s Table – Dec. 24, 1:00 – 3:00p.m
St. Mary’s Parish – (turkey dinner) Dec. 25 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
58 Water Street West, Napanee
Call 613-354-6355 Email email@example.com.
Food Bank, weekdays between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Take Home Food Basket, Emergency Food Bags.
Mobile Community Meal program, a meals-to-go service, serves L&A County. (Limited to disabled individuals within Napanee; delivery to Deseronto, pick up for Northbrook, Tamworth)
Christmas Eve dinner, Dec. 24 – pick up meal (delivery to the regulars)
Christmas Day meal, delivery/to-go meal for those that have registered.
Meal Services provided through Westdale Park Church location, 7 Richmond Park Dr. Frozen meals available Tues., Thurs. Dinners served Mon., Wed., Fri.
Salvation Army Napanee
135 Mill St W, Napanee. Call 613-354-7633
Food Bank: Mon., Wed., Fri. from 9:00 a.m. – Noon, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. By appointment.
Emergency Food: Mon., Wed., Fri. – 9:00 a.m.-Noon, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Good Food Box – Third Thursday of the month. Note: The Christmas Hamper Program registration has closed already.
Northbrook/Cloyne Food Bank
Friday pickups in Cloyne.
Referrals through Land O’Lakes
Community Services: 613-336-8934
Helping Hands Food Bank Deseronto
316 Edmon St, Deseronto. 613-847-5658.
Thurs.10:00 a.m.- Noon
Show your Local Love. Give back this holiday season
‘Tis the season of giving and there are many ways to give back to members of your community who are in need.
The United Way KFL&A encourages you to consider a meaningful gift in kind this year. Whether it is food, household items, clothing, toiletries or even your time that you want to give, United Way can help guide your donations and ensure that appropriate items find their way to those who need them most.
Whether you are looking to donate as an individual or as a group through your workplace or at a festive gathering, there are plenty of ways to give back during this holiday season and show your local love. United Way is happy to accept donations and distribute them to organizations on your behalf.
Here are some suggestions in terms of areas of need:
Hygiene items and toiletries
Many of United Way KFL&A’s partner agencies are always in need of toiletries including: oral hygiene products (toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste), feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body soap, hand soap, brushes and combs, hair elastics, shaving cream and razors, band-aids, and kleenex.
Items for infants and children
Items for infants including sippy cups, pacifiers, bibs, diapers, baby wipes, and diaper cream. Warm clothing for infants and children including sleepers, coats, hats and mitts are always welcome and children’s socks. Books for children under six and wooden puzzles.
Portable food items like granola bars and water bottles are always in demand at many agencies.
Most needed items at the food bank currently:
Canned meat & fish
Peanut butter, jam
Stews, canned tomatoes
Pasta, pasta sauce
100% Fruit Juice
As mentioned above, there is a need for warm clothing for infants and kids, but also for teens and adults. Socks, warms coats (especially men’s larger sizes), boots and other shoes, hats, mitts, pyjamas, underwear, sports bras, and slippers are always welcomed. Clothing for different weather conditions is also appreciated including rain gear and umbrellas. Hand and toe warmers (packs to put in gloves and socks).
Items that aren’t often considered include garbage bags, cleaning supplies, laundry soap, dryer sheets, freezer storage bags, sealable containers toilet paper and paper towels. Kitchen items are also appreciated including crock pots, roasting pans, coffee urns, dishes, pots and pans and other kitchen wares. Bedding, towels, and face cloths, sleeping bags and blankets are also needed. For youth, items like earbuds or headphones (new) are also appreciated.
Gift cards are not something many people would think about donating, but gift cards for stores like Walmart, grocery stores like No Frills, Food Basics, Tim Hortons, McDonalds and Shoppers Drug Mart are appreciated at many agencies, especially during the holidays as stocking stuffers for youth or to help families purchase gifts for their children. Gas gift cards are also an option as well as bus passes.
Many agencies run creative programs and are in need of coloured pencils and markers, colouring books for all ages, glue guns, glue sticks, journals, other craft supplies.
Cell phones and chargers
Service providers are in need of used, unlocked cell phones and chargers (new or used) for community members in vulnerable situations. Phones and chargers can be dropped off at :
United Way KFL&A – 417 Bagot St. (back entrance), Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kingston Fire & Rescue – 500 O’Connor Drive (lobby)
For volunteer opportunities in the community throughout the year, visit the Volunteer Centre.
Give the gift of hope this holiday season by shopping online here for teachers, colleagues, family, friends and neighbours, making a donation on their behalf to the United Way KFLA. Making a donation to the Gift of Hope is a great way to show your thoughtfulness and a great way to give a gift near or far.
Your recipient will know that you’re thinking about them, and you’ll know that you’re making a lasting difference in the lives of others right here in your community.
To make a Gift of Hope please click here. Your tax receipt will be emailed immediately upon making your gift.