At the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, we seek to continuously share our food support, resources, and knowledge with neighbouring organizations with food security initiatives and programming.
This winter, we’re onboarding 24 new organizations to our CAP program! From supportive housing programs to post-secondary schools, our new agencies will receive food support weekly to distribute across our Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Shore communities.
Let’s meet our new CAPs!
The 127 Society for Housing provides homes for low-income older people living in Vancouver. They are committed to their work because they believe that everyone has a right to a safe, affordable home.
Operated by Helping Spirit Lodge Society, the Bear Clan Family Outreach Team serves chronically and episodically homeless individuals in the Greater Vancouver area. The program connects clients to affordable housing and provides wrap around services to ensure clients stay housed.
Burnaby Family Life’s mission is to deliver high quality services that meet the current and emerging needs of individuals, families and the community in all its diversity. They facilitate and empower collaborative community solutions to enable all to reach their full potential.
Capilano University, in partnership with the Capilano Student’s Union, is piloting a weekly Food Security Pop-Up event where students can shop for free grocery items that include a variety of fresh produce on top of other non-perishable food items. This event seeks to provide low barrier support for students facing food insecurity while maintaining dignity and agency.
Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) has been working hard to offer holistic wellness services for its member Nations for over 25 years. Their organization was created to reassert First Nations control of justice, health, social and family services, all of which have suffered through the process of colonization.
Connective is committed to facilitating transformative social change in communities across BC and the Yukon and reframing how society thinks about people facing systemic barriers. Currently, they offer food support through their Kingsway Supportive Housing where residents have dinner every night.
Hosted by Canadian Memorial United Church and various congregations in the Kitsilano neighbourhood, Kits CARES Cafe opened in April 2021 to offer weekly cafe-style meals to assist those experiencing hunger and social isolation.
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House works to increase a sense of belonging while addressing community needs in Vancouver’s Westside by connecting people, ideas and opportunities.
Larwill Place is part of the Temporary Modular Housing initiative in partnership with BC Housing, Vancouver Coastal Health, and the City of Vancouver and consists of two buildings with a total of 98 units. The program is geared toward those that are struggling with homelessness or are at risk of homelessness in Vancouver’s downtown core.
Managed by Community Builders, Metson Rooms is a supportive and affordable housing complex with 100 units. Whole Life Housing also provides extra support, including addiction counselling, neighbourhood watch, housekeeping services, hoarding management assistance, advanced pest control, meal programs, and opportunities for training and supervised work placements.
Operated by Carnegie Community Centre Association, the Oppenheimer Park Program seeks to provide social, educational, cultural, and recreational activities on-site. Their programs service low-income adults with the goal of nurturing the mind, body, and spirit in a safe and welcoming environment.
PACE Society provides confidential, non-judgmental services for sex workers, including occupational health and safety education, support, advocacy, outreach, and drop-in services from a harm reduction and rights-based model.
The Burnaby Housing & Outreach Hub (6th street Hub) provides housing and outreach support. These services include outreach supports, housing navigation, referrals to pertinent resources, practical assistance, advocacy, and life skills coaching.
Managed by Community Builders, Reiderman Residences is a modular housing complex comprised of 78 self-contained suites. Whole Life Housing services provide supports and nutrition assistance, as well as opportunities for training and employment.
Sprouting Chefs strives to support the development and cultivation of school garden programs. Through their programming, their purpose is to create space and programs where children feel connected to the earth and each other, work in harmony with nature and eat the fruits of their labour.
In 1923, the Squamish Nation amalgamated into one Nation to protect and further the interests of the Squamish Nation Peoples. Their Emergency Food Security Program seeks to support Squamish Nations people who are homeless and/or in need of food due to food insecurity.
Unique Get Together Society is dedicated to empowering Indigenous, marginalized and underserved communities, individuals and families through programs assisting in nutritional health, family support advocacy, and subsidies.
Operated by Dixon Transition Society, Wenda’s Place Second Stage Housing provides individual housing units in a safe, supportive environment where women, children, and pets may stay up to two years.
We look forward to continue expanding our reach across the Greater Vancouver area and beyond!