OUR STORY

Potluck was founded in 2001 to help end the cycle of poverty in the Downtown Eastside community and address the needs of its most nutritionally vulnerable residents through solutions that promote employment and nutrition. Potluck works to create an inclusive and healthy neighborhood through grassroots community economic development.​

As a non-profit social enterprise and registered charity, Potluck Café Society operates Potluck Café & Catering to create jobs for neighborhood residents with barriers to traditional employment and earn revenue to support its community programs. Fundraising, donations and grants comprise the balance of our funding needs​.

Our Mission

The mission of Potluck Café Society is to transform lives by creating jobs with training for people with barriers to employment and providing healthy food for people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).​

We envision a DTES community where people from diverse backgrounds enjoy a high quality of life with opportunities for employment and self-determination despite obstacles and have access to quality, nutritious food with dignity.​

As a non-profit social enterprise and registered charity, Potluck Café Society owns and operates Potluck Café & Catering to create jobs for neighborhood residents with barriers to traditional employment and earn revenue to support its community programs. Fundraising, donations and grants comprise the balance of our funding needs.​

Potluck is widely regarded as a social enterprise leader in Vancouver and abroad, and has received a number of awards for its many achievements and success.​


 


Values​

  • Innovation​
  • Sustainability​
  • Excellence​
  • Leadership​
  • Collaboration​
  • Acceptance