All residents need access to affordable, healthy, and culturally appropriate food. Food is physically available to individuals, who have the resources to grow or buy and prepare it. The ability of individuals to access food is directly related to their level of income and/ or access to resources to produce food, the price of food, and the availability of a sufficient supply of food for all people.

Food Resources

Food resources are government-, charity-, or community-supported programs and services that provide access to food and related resources to community members.
- Community food resources: meal delivery services; community kitchens
- Charitable food services: free and low-cost meals and shelters with meals; food banks and food distribution centers (unprepared food or food hampers)
- Government food programs: funding mechanisms and delivery through public institutions that facilitate access, build capacity, and address needs and gaps fairly.

Name Phone Contact / Email Website Notes
Directions Dusk 2 Dawn 604-633-1472 client/ resident food program
Disabled Independent Gardeners Association skill building
Douglas Park Community Centre 604-257-8130 community food provider
Downtown Eastide Neighbourhood House 604-215-2030 community food provider
Downtown Eastide Women's Centre 604-681-8480 community food provider
Downtown Eastside Community Kitchens (DECK) skill building
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House 604-215-2030 neighbourhood food network
Downtown Eastside Residents Association 604-254-6663 skill building
Drug and Alcohol Meeting Support for Women (DAMS) 604-687-5454 client/ resident food program network