Regina Rosen Food First Fund Grants help local COVID-19 response efforts

May 21, 2020 | Featured

Regina Rosen Food First Fund Grants help local COVID-19 response efforts

We are announcing the funding of six charities that are responding to COVID-19 emergency food security needs in our community.

As a result of COVID-19, these charities have experienced increased costs due to high demand for basic food needs in our community by vulnerable populations. All together, they are helping to feed hundreds our most vulnerable individuals and families every day.

An up to date list of all organizations that are offering direct support to Kingston & Area residents during this challenging time can be found here:

Thank you for the great work you do! We know you will put these $1,000 grants from the Regina Rosen Food First Fund to great use!

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Society has continued to serve the community by providing daily bagged lunches for those in need.

Martha’s Table Community Program

While unable to welcome clients inside due to physical distancing rules, this charity has continued to provide daily take away meals over the lunch hour.

Lionhearts Inc.

Lionhearts has just added another location to its Meals To-Go food program. They now provide hot take away meals every evening in three locations in our communities: Kingston Community Health Centre, McBurney (Skeleton) Park and the Amherstview Community Hall.


When the schools closed for COVID-19, students were no longer able to receive snacks and meals at school.  In collaboration with the Food Sharing Project and The Rotary Club of Kingston, Isthmus is providing food to students and their families, safely delivered to their homes.

Kingston Community Health Centre – Good Food Box Program

The Good Food Box program is expanding and offering delivery of boxes to those in need in the community. This funding will to help provide free nutritious fresh produce for the most vulnerable in the community through the Good Food Box program.  Free boxes are available through referral from local agencies.

Kingston Community Health Centre – Pathways to Education

This grant will provide emergency groceries for Pathways to Education alumni in need while they work with Pathways staff in order to find a more permanent solution and create a budget.

 The Regina Rosen Food First Fund (RRFFF) supports food providing organizations in their important work.  Twelve grants of $1,000 are awarded annually. You can find out more about the RRFFF and the Community Foundation on our website at

275 Ontario Street Suite #100
Kingston, ON K7K 2X5
Phone: 613.546.9696
Fax: 613.531.9238

Community Foundation for Kingston & Area