Page updated May 27 at 11:30 a.m.
The City is supporting agencies such as Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger (REACH), Regina Food Bank, Salvation Army, Chili 4 Children and Regina Food for Learning in their work to identify the greatest needs and find ways to best ensure low income and vulnerable communities continue to have access to food.
Bagged Lunch Programs
REACH, with support from the City, is leading a lunch program that provides food support for children and youth in need. Families who relied on food programs delivered through schools, and those experiencing a critical need, will be able to access a food package that contains a week’s worth of lunches from their local neighbourhood centre once a week.
We’re grateful to The Mosaic Company, Government of Canada, Community Food Centres of Canada and Regina Food For Learning for providing essential funding to help us offer emergency food relief in our community.
Packages will be distributed for children and youth in need weekly from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Locations for this week are:
- Monday, May 25 – Glencairn Neighbourhood Centre, 2626 Dewdney Ave
- Tuesday, May 26 - Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 13th Ave
- Wednesday, May 27 - South Leisure Centre, 170 Sunset Dr
- Thursday, May 28 - mâmawêyatitân centre, 3355 6th Ave
- Friday, May 29 - Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre, 445 14th Ave
Families in need can call 306-777-7000 for more information.
For the health and well-being of the community, physical distancing measures will be implemented in accordance with Public Health guidelines.
The Salvation Army offers bagged lunches daily for anyone in need of food support.
Lunches can be picked up from the Salvation Army Canteen Truck at the following locations and times:
Monday to Friday
- 11 to 11:45 a.m. – Thomson Community School, 2033 Toronto Street
- 12 to 12:45 p.m. – McDermind Community School, 139 Toronto Street
- 1 to 1:30 p.m. – Regency Gardens Housing Complex, 3790 Regency Crescent
Other Food Assistance Programs
Various community organizations throughout Regina offer food assistance programs to those in need.
Emergency Supplemental Food Assistance
Help is available for those in emergent need of food assistance.
You can place an emergency order with the Regina Food Bank if you have never received food from the food bank before or if you haven’t used their services in the past six months. Call the Regina Food Bank at 306-791-6533.
At this time, the Salvation Army is providing a COVID-19 Emergency Food Basket program to assist those financially impacted by the pandemic. Visit the Haven of Hope website to complete the online form.
Many local shelters have been affected by measures in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. A Shelter Committee consisting of representatives from the City, the Province and local agencies has been established to identify and address shelter needs, and ensure our vulnerable populations continue to receive support services.
Who to Call for Help
- If you or someone you know is in critical need of food support services, call 306-777-7000.
- People in an emergency situation who don’t have enough money to meet their basic needs, can call the Provincial Client Service Centre at 1-866-221-5200 or their local income assistance service centre. Agency staff will work with them to address their most immediate needs, including shelter and food.
Community Support Services
- Call 2-1-1 or visit 211.caOpens in new window. 211 Saskatchewan is a United Way initiative that is a free, 24/7 resource for information on community and support services in the province
How You can Help
We are a caring community and we know that many are eager to lend a hand. You can help by looking out for neighbours, friends and family in need. If you are able, the best way to support agencies in delivering services is through an online donation.