Community Cupboard


(November - April)
10 a.m. to 12 noon*

This program was established in response to increased visits from neighbours seeking assistance to meet their basic needs. Poverty continues to be a significant challenge in downtown Kitchener. Neighbourhood access to free food and warm clothing is key, since transportation is a major hurdle for low-income residents. Our congregation’s weekly Community Cupboard is one of many organizations that help care for the needs of people in their own local area.
        *Except some holiday Mondays.

What's offered?

Would you like to help?

The Community Cupboard is a free service provided by Historic St. Paul’s, and is a recognized partner of the Waterloo Region Food Bank. If you wish to donate food, clothing, money, or your time, please contact the coordinator, Paul Spencer.

Secure online donation page at CanadaHelpsMonetary donations can also be made securely online via CanadaHelps. The button at right links to a page where you can donate by credit card directly to the Community Cupboard. You will receive a tax receipt by e-mail from CanadaHelps. Options are available to donate anonymously, to make a gift in memory or in honour of a loved one, or even to schedule automatic monthly contributions.

KWCF logoTo help with the weekly grocery bill this 2016-17 season, the Community Cupboard has received a grant from the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation and the Westfall and Hill Family Fund. Many thanks, friends!

The KWCF is a charitable organization dedicated to improving quality of life in the KW area, both now and for future generations. Click the logo at left to learn about what they do and how they do it.

What’s freely available
at the Community Cupboard?

  • non-perishable food;
  • fresh and frozen foods (selection varies);
  • clothing for men, women, and children;
  • household items, children’s toys & books;
  • coffee, juice, snacks, and a warm welcome to all.

All people regardless of personal beliefs are welcome to visit the Community Cupboard. If you want to know more about Jesus Christ or about Christian beliefs, please help yourself to the printed material provided free of charge by the congregation of Historic St. Paul’s. Our pastor is also happy to meet with you. Just ask.

As do other free distribution centres, we ask that our guests provide photo identification and proof of address at each visit. Thank you.

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