Potluck works in collaboration with residents and community stakeholders to increase the availability, affordability, and choice of healthy food for residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Our programs and initiatives find opportunities to use food as a vehicle for community economic development.

Community Meals

We prepare and serve between 16,000 and 30,000 free, nutritious meals each year to nutritionally vulnerable residents, including residents of the Portland Hotel.​

Employment Training

We provide on–the–job training in our kitchen and life skills support for residents with barriers to traditional employment. We employ approximately 45 people through our programs and catering business.​

Community Food Asset Map

Twice a year, Potluck publishes a food asset map for the Downtown Eastside, which helps residents navigate free meals and other food programs in the neighborhood.​

DTES Kitchen Tables Outreach Team​

Our peer-led Outreach Team connects residents to resources in the neighborhood, nutrition information, and the healthy food they want.​

DTES Produce Market​

Our Outreach Team staffs the DTES Produce Market, which sells local fruits and vegetables at affordable prices throughout our local growing season. In addition to the weekly market, we also set up shop at the Street Market monthly.​

Community Kitchens​

We facilitate opportunities where neighborhood residents prepare and enjoy a meal together while learning cooking and nutrition skills right in our kitchen.​