The last volunteer-run Out of the Cold homeless program has ended in Waterloo Region.

First United Church on 16 William St., Waterloo, was offering a hot meal and a place to sleep on Friday nights.

After other churches in Kitchener and Waterloo stopped offering shelter nights over last fall and winter, First United decided it was time to shut, too.

Waterloo Region opened a temporary, nightly shelter in downtown Kitchener in partnership with the YWCA.