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Martha’s Table pivots to home delivery with OTF grant

Martha’s Table held a virtual appreciation event on Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021 to formally thank Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) for a $97,100 Resilient Community Grant. The grant allowed Martha’s Table to purchase a van and to launch a food delivery program to bring food straight to the homes of vulnerable

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Odessa garden supports Kingston’s vulnerable community

The stories we tell as we till the land are stories that we will carry with us always” A little patch of land in Odessa — transformed into Jalal Community Charity Garden — has touched the lives of so many people. The property owner, the organizers, the volunteers and the

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New restaurant delivery service helps end hunger

A brand new online restaurant delivery service launched this week here in Kingston. Jubzi (pronounced jub-zee) rolled out here on Monday, May 3, 2021 and 40 Kingston eateries have already signed on. Jubzi Inc. launched four months ago in Windsor, Ontario and has been a success with restaurant owners, the

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Martha’s Table goes green through wave of community support

Martha’s Table Community Kitchen has recently announced their intention to improve and expand their service by purchasing an electric vehicle to make deliveries to recipient’s homes, and are asking the Kingston community for donations. In a video posted to their Facebook Page, the Executive Director of the Martha’s Table community

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City: ‘Donate saved gas money to the Kingston Climate Action Fund’

The City of Kingston wants people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic to consider donating to the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund (KCCAF). Why? Because they’re likely spending less on gas. “Reducing the use of your vehicle is a climate action – and one of the silver linings of

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Kingston Police request assistance to locate missing man

Kingston Police have released the above photo and are asking for public assistance in locating a missing Kingston man. Robert Cummings, 51, was last seen on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 in the area of Montreal and Rideau Streets. According to police, Cummings has medical issues and there are concerns for

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Public invited to session on Kingston Community Climate Action Fund

A one-hour virtual information session is being held for people interested in learning more about the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund (KCCAF). “This is the first year for the fund, and we’re excited for the community to learn more about the two phenomenal projects seeking support,” says Julie Salter-Keane, Manager

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City, KCCU pledge donations to Kingston Community Climate Action Fund

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, also known as “Giving Tuesday,” the City of Kingston launched the donation period for the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund (KCCAF) at an event in the west end. “On behalf of Council, I’m thrilled to see this forward-looking fund launch in our city,” said Mayor

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Judgement of Kingston 2020 celebrates Ontario chardonnays

Each year, the Judgement of Kingston offers attendees the chance to explore the world of wine, comparing similar wines from different wineries while also raising funds for local charities. This year, the annual event was not open to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that didn’t stop the

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Lionhearts meal service, nightly drop-in program moving into Stages Night Club

City Council has voted unanimously to award $39,000 to local Christian charity Lionhearts Inc. The funds will help them move their community meal program into Stages Night Club for the next six months. “From the start of the pandemic, Lionhearts Inc. has been providing free meal packages every day to

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Martha’s Table replaces annual Empty Bowls fundraiser with car raffle

Martha’s Table is raffling off a Kia Forte EX 2020 and three vintage bicycles for their 2020 fundraiser. Executive Director Ronda Candy said they’ve purchased the vehicle for the draw, but with a COVID-19 outbreak sweeping the city, getting people out to buy tickets will be a challenge. “This is

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Robinson Community Garden might be the perfect place to be right now

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, Robinson Community Garden will be opening their fields for the first planting of the season. Anyone is welcome to go out and support because, according to Julie Anderson, the community coordinator at the garden, the Robinson Community Garden will need all of the help it

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