Lunch by George.
Seeing. Caring. Feeding.
Five days a week. 50 weeks a year.
Our patrons come from a variety of backgrounds and abilities. Through their time of coming to Lunch by George, they have formed a community that knows and cares for each other.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Some have a mental disability. Some have a physical disability.
They are old and they are young.
Some have a job and some are unemployed.
Whomever they are, they are welcome at our table.
Financial support from individuals, businesses and organizations allows us to keep Lunch by George going!
Our volunteers show up 5 days a week, opening at 9:00 AM with coffee and snacks, serving soup at 10:00 AM and a hot nutritious lunch at 11:00 AM. The dishes are done and the kitchen is cleaned up by noon, leaving the hall available for other groups in the afternoon.
Supported by the people of Kingston,
through personal donations, businesses,
and charitable foundations.
Interested in donating, volunteering or finding out more about Lunch by George?
We are so grateful to the community of Kingston! You have donated, volunteered and 'been there' in so many ways.
100 people a day. 5 days a week.
Outreach St. George’s Kingston (OSGK) was established in 1997 as an independent, non-profit and secular organization to:
- coordinate resources to provide food and clothing to the poor and,
- extend financial support to charitable agencies that serve children and/or abused women in the City of Kingston.
Thank you to our partners!
We wish to thank our major donors in 2020:
- United Way
- Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, Regina Rosen Food Fund
- Empire Life
- The Davies Charitable Foundation
- City of Kingston
- St. George’s Cathedral
- Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston
We also thank those who have contributed food during the past year:
Lionhearts, Costco, Loving Spoonful, Partners in Mission Food Bank.
Lunch by George saw a big change, as did the rest of society, when Covid arrived. We went from indoor seating and service for 2.5 hrs to takeout daily at 1100. The transition was fairly seamless owing to our Coordinator Jen Hurd, and her crew of Joan DeGray, Blake St....
Thanks are due... to the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area for their donation of $15,000 which enabled us to purchase 2 new stoves It is a much appreciated grant. Thank You CFKA! To the United Way who have helped us navigate the pandemic and provided much...