Social impact is on the menu

When you order from Potluck, you create employment for people in the Downtown Eastside. That’s something we can all be proud of.

Good food brings people together

Since 2001, Potluck Café Society has been using food to build community and help end the cycle of poverty. Every order you place helps us do more.

Why we exist

Our mission is to transform lives by creating jobs and providing healthy food for people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

About Potluck

An award–winning social enterprise, Potluck Café Society (a registered charity) operates Potluck Café & Catering, a thriving business that employs neighbourhood residents.

We’ve been doing this work since 2001, and are proud to be both a leader and collaborator in a movement that uses training and employment as a dignified means of helping people regain their confidence, skills, and economic independence.

Catering Services

From corporate meetings to celebrations and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. If you want to talk it through, go ahead, give us a call. Or browse our menu — we make it easy to place your order online, whenever you want.

Supportive Employment

We provide training and life skills support for residents with barriers to traditional employment. We tailor work schedules to the capacity of each team member, pay wages that get people above the poverty line, and offer benefits to part time and full time staff.

Potluck customers are in great company

Potluck is my go–to because I always know what I’m going to get and the presentation is amazing. Oh, and I can order online!

Jennifer W. — BC Cancer Society

We love ordering from Potluck! Aside from the high quality of their food and reasonable price point, what makes Potluck stand out even more is their dedication to making a positive impact in the community and their social programs and initiatives that directly help and support members of the DTES. Certainly something I admire and want to support.

All in all — great food, great service, and great people. Thank you, Potluck!

Lisa M. — BC Hydro

Potluck is always my first point of call whenever I have a training event. The food is top quality. My guests are always commenting on how delicious lunch is and how much they appreciate the presentation. Potluck always deliver on time and I always get what I expect. I highly recommend.

Lynne T. — Embers

Our commitments.

We partner with other organisations to ensure our activities are sustainable and support local economies.

Climate Smart

Climate Smart is a social enterprise based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It enables organizations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen their businesses and build a resilient economy.

LOCO

LOCO is building stronger communities with applied research of the policies and practices of a fair and just economy, contributing to a world where resilient communities are based on shared economic prosperity.

Buy Social

Buy Social Canada brings socially driven purchasers and social enterprise suppliers together, building business relationships that generate social benefits to communities across the country.