St. John's Kitchen is a thriving community of hundreds of people who gather in a spirit of cooperation and mutual support to produce and share a daily meal, to connect with a range of community resources, and to explore inclusion together and as part of the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo.
St. John's Kitchen, located at 97 Victoria Street North in downtown Kitchener, is a gathering place within a neighbourhood, serving up to 300 meals each day. The space hosts many people from all walks of life who work cooperatively in the true sense of a direct democracy, building trust, respect and friendships along the journey.
With a limited staff, the Kitchen operates with the work of approximately 100 volunteers, 80% of whom are also patrons. We make use of food that would have been otherwise wasted. Most of the work of St. John's - the preparing of meals, the sharing of friendships, and the distribution of food builds on people looking after each other, contributing what they can and being actively involved in productive work.