Basic Needs & Community Support


The Basic Needs Program provides support, information and referrals to low income families, single parents and newcomers residing in Northeast and Argyle, specifically within N5Y & N5V postal codes. The first touch point for individuals and families is often our Community Resource Portable. Residents can access basic needs items, such as: clothing, food, hygiene items, baby food and diapers etc. In addition to one on one support, we offer a breakfast program during March break and the summer months to children to ensure they have a good start to their day and receive a nutritional meal. Group sessions and activities are also offered to help build skills, reduce isolation, and develop connections in the community.

Key Programming

Emergency Food Cupboard (Community Resource Portable)

Household can access our Emergency Food Cupboard, located at 1100 Victoria Dr., once a month, and are asked to bring ID's for all individuals in the household and proof of income.

  • Hours: 
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:30am-12pm
    • Wednesdays: 1:30-4:30pm

Good Food Boxes

LUSO Community Services is proud to be one of the host sites for the London Good Food Box as it strives to be part of a bigger change in the city of London.

The London Good Food Box is a program of London’s Child and Youth Network, which distributes low cost boxes of vegetables and fruit once a month in neighbourhoods across London.

One box costs $14, but includes approximately $20 worth of vegetables and fruit. The price you pay is lower because the fruits and vegetables are bought in bulk. The fruits and vegetables change depending on what’s in season and a good price. Everyone gets the same box.

Individuals or businesses are welcome to sponsor a box (or several) that would be given to a local family in need. 

For more information, visit the Health Unit website or contact our Basic Needs Coordinator, Mikyla at mikyla [at] (mikyla[at]lusocentre[dot]org)

Neighbourhood Mobile Food Bank

The London Food Bank partnered with LUSO Community Services to provide various pick up locations in Northeast and Argyle areas of London Ontario. 

1st Wednesday - Siloam United Church (1240 Fanshawe Park Rd E) 
2nd & 3rd Wednesday - LUSO Office (1193 Oxford St E)
2nd Friday - St John the Baptist Church (1350 Huron St)
3rd Friday - LUSO Portable (1100 Victoria Dr)
4th Wednesday - LUSO Portable (1100 Victoria Dr)
4th Friday - The Church of St Jude (1537 Adelaide St N)

Please note that an appointment is required in order to access this service.

For more information regarding the Neighbourhood Mobile Food Bank or to register, contact Mikyla Pragashpathy, Basic Needs & Community Support Worker via email: community [at] (community[at]lusocentre[dot]org) OR via telephone: 519-452-1466 (office), 519-520-7638 (cell).

Pop-up Markets

These markets are held at various locations within the Northeast region of London in order to allow a wider scope of reach to those in need. Pop-up markets allow for individuals to create their own bag of free, fresh produce. No upcoming markets available until the new year.

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