About

About

Going Mobile KW is a volunteer community outreach group providing support to unsheltered people in Kitchener-Waterloo (KW) and those in need who are battling hunger. Our support includes the nightly delivery of a nutritional meal, warmth, kindness, and a caring ear with dignity and without discrimination or judgement.

Small items are also shared when possible, and we strive to help with special requests for necessities. Small items may include weather-appropriate clothing, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, blankets, hand warmers, tarps, over the counter medications, toiletries, etc., as inventory permits.

We serve people living on the streets, in government housing and at A Better Tent City, families in need, and provide awareness to the resources in the community to assist our less fortunate.

Food is individually packaged and served on a low key level in order to create a comfort zone without pressure. Many of our outreach group members are unsheltered or the loved one of those we serve.

This effort is funded solely by donations. The kindness and generosity of our community members is much appreciated. Monetary donations give us the most flexibility to purchase what we need. Donations of food, small items, facilities, and time from both individuals and businesses are always welcome. Going Mobile KW has established partnerships with local community resources and businesses, working together to help our most vulnerable.

Background

2012 - January 2020 Duke Corner Store Shelter Nadine Green’s downtown Kitchener convenience store was an unofficial shelter,, where she fed and housed people experiencing homelessness.
January 2020 Eviction, Delivery Nadine was evicted from the store at the beginning of the pandemic for behaving like a residence. She prepared food at a friend's house, and delivered it the people who she formerly fed at her store.
February 2020 Help from a Friend A community member prepared ten lunch bags 3-4 nights a week and placed them on her front porch for Nadine to also deliver when she checked on the unsheltered battling hunger in our community.
February 2020 Friends and family heard about the duo's efforts, and wanted to be a part of it. It started slowly with a couple of people helping with baking and supplies. A Facebook Group called 'Beautiful Souls Battling Hunger in KW' was formed.
March 2021 The community steadily grew to about 50 recipients, donors and membership. This group became 'Going Mobile KW'. Tiny Home Takeout provides a daily bite meal.
January 2022 Going Mobile KW continues to grow and feeds 100+ people daily.

Purpose

To provide life's basic necessities to the unsheltered and those in need, after they have used existing community resources such as food, clothing, and warmth.

Values

  • INTEGRITY - Know and do what is right.

  • RESPECT - Treating others the way you want to be treated.

  • RESPONSIBILITY - Embrace opportunities to contribute.

  • SERVANT LEADERSHIP - Serve the common good.

Goals

  • serve food and small items to the unsheltered 7 evenings a week

  • accept donations to be able to help provide food, clothing, and warmth

  • provide information about using existing community resources

  • follow legislative procedures (e.g. COVID, public health)