Thank you to everyone who jumped in to help when the Covid pandemic hit. The information on this page is a testament to you. We are no longer serving meals at the locations listed below, but if you need a meal, you can find out more information on the City of Kingston website.

Meals served (as of August 2nd, 2021)...and counting!


How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected our more vulnerable populations?

The impact of our current state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has severely exacerbated food and housing insecurity issues faced by the most vulnerable members of our community every single day. “Self-isolation” and “social distancing” become impossible mandates to adhere to for those already experiencing homelessness and food scarcity. Sadly, many of our partner agencies have been forced to close down, leaving only a few workers to brave this storm and provide reduced and/or emergency services only. There is a lot more that needs to be done to support our marginalized neighbours, and the time to act is now.


This is where the exciting story really starts to take shape.

Amidst this widespread uncertainty and closures, we are seeing amazing people express a desire to extend a helping hand in any way they can. Over the past few weeks, I have been inundated with messages on my phone and email inbox asking how they can help. Agencies have also been reaching out to see what resources we have available, and they have even offered to provide us with their surpluses. Please see our frequently asked questions below for more on this.

Our unique position to bring people and resources together

Lionhearts has a significant delivery network and very close relationships with our partner agencies. This has positioned us to be able to bring together a wealth of expertise, a surplus of various resources as well as an army of well-trained and carefully-screened volunteers. We are excited to announce the creation of an innovative and safe initiative to make a tremendous difference in the lives of those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: Lionhearts Meals To-Go.

Through collaboration with our local partners and volunteers, Lionhearts Meals To-Go provides a variety of resources throughout our community. For the next number of weeks, we will be stationed at the following locations for 1 hour daily to provide everyone who stops by with some great take-home meal options including grab-and-go snacks, fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh bread and pastries, hot chocolate as well as a point of entry (listening ear) to access other required emergency services.

Lionhearts Meals To-Go Locations and Times

Please note: We are no longer serving meals like we did during the worst of the pandemic. Please see the link the City of Kingston’s website at the top of the page.

Kingston Community Health Centre Sun/Wed/Fri 5 – 6 PM
McBurney ‘Skeleton’ Park Daily 6-7 PM
Stages Nightclub Everyday 6 – 7 PM
Integrated Care Hub Everyday
Amherstview Community Hall Tues/Thurs/Sat 5 – 6 PM

1) Kingston Community Health Centre at 263 Weller Avenue in Kingston

Lionhearts has partnered with KCHC’s Weller location to prepare and distribute meals to-go onsite that are available for pick-up from 5:00 to 6:00 PM Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

2) McBurney Park (a.k.a. Skeleton Park) at 157 Ordnance Street in Kingston

A Lionhearts mobile unit will be stationed at McBurney Park in downtown Kingston serving meals to-go from 6:00 to 7:00 PM daily.

Stages Nightclub at 390 Princess Street
The McBurney Park location is moving indoors to Stages Nightclub.

Fresh socks/towels, warm clothing, personal toiletries are also available at this location.

3) Integrated Care Hub at 661 Montreal Street in Kingston

Meals are dropped off and distributed by staff.

4) Amherstview Community Hall, 177 Upperpark Road in Amherstview

Tuesdays / Thursdays / Saturdays
5:00 – 6:00 PM


What will it take to help out our friends and neighbours?

We have taken a portion of our reserve fund and early financial contributions to get this initiative started, but we need additional financial support to continue expanding this project. As the situation continues to evolve, we need to have the necessary resources available to support those in need. To ensure that this is accomplished in the safest way possible, we are procuring products only from HACCP certified supply chains. That means we are required to purchase supplies and restrict product donations. This is more expensive, but it is the only safe solution available to us right now.

Please consider donating today to change the lives of our most vulnerable friends and neighbours. At times of great uncertainty, becoming a monthly donor is one of the best ways you can help people experiencing homelessness in Kingston now and through the coming months. Monthly donations provide a predictable funding source for life-changing programs and services. We can plan ahead knowing we have your support. You can do this on the website donate page (specify the COVID-19: Street Project fund) or by sending a direct e-transfer to, (please reference the COVID-19 Street Project and include your name and address, if you would like a tax receipt).


Your help is needed. Thank you for partnering with us.

Lionhearts Inc. Street Project program surpasses 250K meals served, by Jessica Foley, Kingstonist, April 19, 2021
Kingston’s Lionhearts COVID-19 meal program to hit 250K meals served, by Alexandra Mazur, Global News, April 16, 2021
Warming shelter at Stages Nightclub now open seven evenings a week, by Ian MacAlpine, The Kingston Whig Standard, January 18, 2021
Lionhearts, Kingston Street Mission, Stages partner to offer warming place, by Ian MacAlpine, The Kingston Whig Standard, January 5, 2021

Warming Shelter Opening Jan. 6 at Stages Night Club, by YGK News Staff, Global News, January 5, 2021

Warming centre set to open in downtown nightclub, by Darryn Davis, Global News, January 4, 2021

Lionhearts to begin service at Stages on November 14th, by YGK News Staff, YGK News, November 11, 2020

New partnerships see Lionhearts Street Project continue through winter, by Jessica Foley, Kingstonist, November 11, 2020

Lionhearts meals-to-go to make use of Stages Night Club, by Liam Fox, The Kingston Local, November 6, 2020

Kingston nightclub to be turned into a meals distribution hub for those in need, by Kimberley Johnson, CTV News (Ottawa), November 4, 2020

Lionhearts meal service, nightly drop-in program moving into Stages Night Club, by Samantha Butler-Hassan, Kingstonist, November 4, 2020

Stages Night Club to be transformed into food distribution, drop-in centre, by Alexandra Mazur, Global News, November 4, 2020

Kingston’s Stage’s Nightclub could become winter home for food distribution hub, by Mike Postovit, The Kingston Whig Standard, November 2, 2020

Lionhearts Inc. exceeds 80,000 meals served, by Julia Harmsworth, The Kingston Whig Standard, August 18, 2020

Kingston chef’s civic award was ‘everybody’s award’, by Peter Hendra, The Kingston Whig Standard, July 17, 2020
April 13, 2020 – Listen to Travis’ interview on 104.3 Fresh Radio. Listen. Share. Give.

*Updated* Watch and share this video! We are feeding those who need to be fed. Helping them to stay healthy helps us all.

April 7, 2020Lionhearts Inc. extends COVID-19 Street Project to feed Kingstonians in need (Global News article)

COVID-19 meals

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April 7, 2020 – A video update from YourTV Kingston.

March 26, 2020 – Article by The Kingston Local

Food for meals in Skeleton Park, Kingston

Meals ready for guests in Skeleton Park

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Driven by a deep desire to see all people living with human dignity, we at Lionhearts Inc. have been uniting people with practical acts of love since 2014.

We have crafted programs to invigorate and reinforce the local organizations who are already doing the heavy lifting here in Eastern Ontario.

We are stronger together.