St. John's Kitchen operates largely through a volunteer workforce, 80% of which are patrons themselves. Each day, St. John's Kitchen feeds up to 300 people.

In an environment where people seem to have so little, there exists an immense generosity - a reminder that people who find themselves living in poverty are often not those responsible for their impoverishment.

Only because of the many volunteers at St. John's Kitchen does this wonderful project succeed. Working at St. John's Kitchen is fun, rewarding and extremely worthwhile. If you are able to help, volunteers are required from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the following tasks:

  • Set-up of room in morning
  • Food preparation
  • Serving on food line
  • Kitchen clean-up
  • Dishwashing
  • Wall washing
  • Washing tables and chairs
  • Floor washing
  • Window washing
  • Bathrooms
  • Outside cleanup
  • Coffee pots

As well, we are always looking for volunteers for:

  • Picking up and doing a load of laundry (mostly kitchen towels) once a week and
  • Numerous other duties. There is never a shortage of tasks requiring enthusiastic volunteers at St. John's Kitchen.



Contact Information

For more information about St. John's Kitchen, contact Gretchen at gretchenj@theworkingcentre.org or by phone at 519-745-8928.


97 Victoria Street North


Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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