Community Food Programs



55+ Older Adults

1) Healthy Choices – For Elders: Bi-weekly social workshops. In Kitchen – delicous nutritious meals. Garden – inspiring easy to grow ingredients and ideas.
Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm
Apr 7-Jun 16 Free
2) Spanish Diabetis Self Management: Spanish – Self Management class sponsored by REACH Family Place.
Fridays 5:00-8:00pm Apr 1-Jul 8 Free
3) Warm Plates & Healthy Choices Community Kitchen: Warm Plates is an innovative and fun collaboration between the Grandview Woodland Food Connection and the Britannia Seniors Healthy Choices Program and focuses on preparing healthy meals made from “rescued” or reclaimed cosmetically damaged food collected from our grocer partners Choices on the Drive and Eternal Abundance.
Thursdays Apr 14, May 12, Jun 9 – ALL ages welcome
4) Lunch Drop-In: Mondays and Fridays. No need to register ahead, friendly easy going social. $5 Full Meal.
Mon/Fri 12:00-1:00pm Apr 4-Jun 27
5) Pot Luck Lunch: Last Thursday of every month. Bring a little something to share and simply drop in to enjoy a wonderful meal.
Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm – Apr 28, May 26, Jun 30. Free


1) Foodsafe for Youth (13-25 yrs):  FOODSAFE Level 1 is a food handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for front line food service workers. The course covers important food safety & worker safety info including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Participants must pass a test in order to received their certificate.
Sat 9:00am-5:00pm Jun 4 $60/1 sess
2) Feast of Flavors (13-18 yrs): Learn to create healthy, cheap and easy to cook meals. Youth are involved in planning, cooking and preparing the meals. No class the last Tuesday of each month
Tue 4:00-6:00pm Apr 12-Jun 21 Free
3) Latin Cooking (11-18 yrs): Learn to cook food from various Latin countries. Quieres aprender a cocinar comida de varios países Latinos. Participants will also learn how to make healthier food choices and to shop on a low budget. Ven y aprende como escoger productos que sean saludables y aprende a gastar menos.
Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm. Apr 7-Jun 30 Free


Programs supporting parents/caregivers and their children aged 0-early 6 (before gr. 1).

1) Food Cupboard: “take what you need, give what you can” Non-perishable food items donated by ESFP participants, to share with others in need of food. ESFP participants have unlimited access to the food cupboard during the drop-in.
2) Parents in the Kitchen: Each month, a parent-volunteer cooks a simple meal to share with all the families during snack time.
3) Kids in the Kitchen: Chef Larissa Grieves facilitates a cooking session with pre-school aged children during the afternoon drop-in session.
4) Substantial, healthy snacks for participants and their children Snacks: Every day at 10:30.
5) Breads and Spreads: Throughout the drop-in, breads and spreads (jam, butter, Wow Butter, etc), dry cereals, plus coffee, tea and milk are available in the kitchen.
6) Little Sprouts Summer Garden Program: from June-Aug. Children and their parent/caregiver go down to the Britannia School garden and learn all about growing their own vegetables and herbs. Then, in the afternoon, they return to Family Place and prepare the food their harvested that day. (example Kale Chips!)

For more information on any of these, contact ESFP at 604-255-9841


Food for Families is a local food bank situated in the East side of Vancouver and is a resource for people who live in the surrounding area and meet the criteria our program requires. In order for someone to become an active participant in our program the following criteria is needed to be met:

1) They are local to the east side of Vancouver
2) The have children *in their dependent care, who are under the age of 18 years old
3) They are low income

Provided all of the criteria above is met, what is then needed for the family signing up is to register with our program!
The requirements to register are:

1) Government issued id’s for everyone who will be under the guardians file (i.e. a single mother with 2 children will need to bring id with birthdates for herself and her two children). Acceptable id we recognize are: care cards, passports or birth certificates- this is to verify the ages of everyone who will be on file in our program
2) $5.00- this is a onetime registration fee paid by the registrant that goes toward to making of the families membership card

For more information contact:

UnknownSeeks to provide a community of faith and service to others through the development of caring relationships in all its activities.
3213 Fraser Street
Tel: (604) 872-7676

1) Community Drop-In Breakfast Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
2) Women In Touch – Thursday at 10:30-Noon : ladies join together for fun, spiritual growth, games, and crafts. *Lunch is provided.
3) Emergency Food Assistance – available to families with children under 19; once every 3 months; max 3 times a year. By appointment only.
4) Growing Your Own Food Bank Garden Club– Live a healthy lifestyle by learning to garden! Weekly meetings include workshops led my local experts and hands-on experience at our community garden. Call for registration details.
5) Sally Ann’s Healthy Eating Kitchen – Learn cooking skills, nutritional information, budgeting tips, food safety standards, and meal planning in a fun and warm environment. Call for registration details!
6) Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution – Each fall we partner with local organizations to provide frozen turkeys to families of 3 or more children (under 19) for Thanksgiving. Quantities are limited, call to register.
7) Christmas Assistance – with the help of the community, we are able to provide presents and dinner to families with children under 19 each Christmas. Christmas kits and meal may be available to individuals. Call for registration details.