Support Services


Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen operates 365 days of the year.

  • Breakfast is served from 7-8 am for clients staying in the 256 King Edward shelter.  175 people are served daily.
  • Lunch is available to the public and is served from 11:30-12:30.  350-500 people are served daily.
  • Dinner is served from 4-5 pm for clients staying in the 256 King Edward shelter.  175 people are served daily.
  • Sandwiches are available daily from 12:30-2 in the afternoon.

Food is generously donated to our kitchen by local grocery stores, food warehouses, schools, churches, corporations and members of the community.


Grocery Program

Assistance with emergency food supplies to all persons (once per month) is available from the computerized Grocery Program in the basement of 233 Murray Street. The program operates Wednesdays and Fridays (except holidays) between 10 am and 1 pm with the help of many volunteers. All food hampers reflect what is donated and what is seasonally available. Annually, more than 21,000 families receive approximately $440,000 worth of groceries from this essential program.





Clothing Program

This program provides seasonal clothing, footwear and items of necessity for clients and residents of  the Shepherds of Good Hope as well as low income earners. Distribution of clothing items occurs Wednesdays and Fridays between 10 am and 1 pm. This program is always accepting seasonal clothing donations.


Shepherds of Good Hope Van

For eight hours each day, Monday to Friday, the Shepherds of Good Hope Van collects donations from the generosity of our community’s bakeries, donut shops, grocery stores and fruit and vegetable outlets. Occasionally we are fortunate enough to receive donations of meat as well.


Evening Drop In

Evening Drop-In provides a safe, friendly environment where all are welcome. It is open everyday from 5:30 pm to 9 pm.  Clients drop in for a bowl of soup, a hot drink, sandwich, or to share friendship. The program welcomes men and women from nearby residences and shelters as well as those living in rooming houses or on the street to enjoy social activities such as various tutorials, a game of bingo, cards, karaoke, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Narcotics Anonymous meetings, Chapel Service  and occasional musical entertainment. Our large TV is a real drawing card, attracting people who like to take a break and watch their favourite game or sitcom.

Each night around 400 people are served during evening drop in.


Christmas Hamper Program

Every year for over 26 years Shepherds of Good Hope has offered a program to assist the impoverished at Christmas time. It is called the Christmas Hamper Program. Shepherds of Good Hope pair up needy families with sponsors willing to provide the fixings for a full Christmas Dinner. The average amount of families assisted is approximately 1000. If you would like to sponsor a Christmas Hamper for a family please fill in our sponsor information form here.


Donate Items

For those wishing to support Shepherds of Good Hope by donating goods to Support Services it is as easy as making one phone call.  Call Colin at (613) 789-8210 ext 240. Pickups of large quantities can be arranged or simply drop off your goods at 233 Murray Street at Door #3 on the north side of the building everyday between 6:30 am and 9 pm.


The following items are of the greatest need:

  • Toiletries such as shampoos, conditioners, soaps, feminine hygiene products, razors, deodorants, toothpastes and toothbrushes
  • Men and Women’s seasonal clothing including shoes
  • Linens, blankets and towels
  • Canned and boxed foods and fresh food is always welcome (fresh fruits and vegetables)
  • Prepared food that has been properly stored
  • Bottled beverages like water, juice and soft drinks.
  • Mugs, bowls, plates, metal or plastic cutlery, paper cups and plates
  • As a special treat: Bread, Desserts and Fresh Fruit are always in high demand


Unfortunately we cannot accept

  • Opened packages of food or expiry date exceeded
  • Most furniture and appliances (call ahead to confirm)
  • Used deodorants, soaps and razors