No. 5 Food Distribution

Solution No. 5      Food Distribution

The Food Map

DTES Kitchen Tables Community Food Access Map July 2013 (PDF)

The info contained in this booklet includes both free along with some low cost meal options publicly accessible by DTES residents. The DTES Kitchen Tables Project recognizes that there are organizations which deliver many additional free meal programs which are reserved for specific groups or facilities in the DTES.  These are not included in this booklet.

This Food Map is a work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis. We welcome any feedback you may have to help improve this community resource which you can deliver to us by:

  • Emailing
  • Calling Doris at 604-683-0073 ext. 222
  • Dropping by Potluck Cafe (30 West Hastings, across from Army & Navy) Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm. The table by the front door has pen and paper waiting for your comments
  • Sharing your thoughts with out DTES Kitchen Tables Nutritional Outreach Team at their community wide performances

Xmas Holiday Meal List

DTES Holiday Meal List 2013-14 (PDF)

The DTES Kitchen Tables Project is:

  • Managing the mapping of food and meals across the DTES by updating the venues, hours and numbers of meals available each day on a regular basis. The DTES Kitchen Tables Website will serve as an online hub for this information. Information will also be posted in key locations on the ground and across the DTES for the majority of DTES residents who lack internet access.
  • Coordinating with DTES Food Providers the planning, scheduling and redistribution of holiday/special event meals in the DTES.
  • Inventing social, people friendly mechanisms for eradicating food line-ups, including but not exclusive to the use of the DTES Kitchen Tables Outreach Team
  • Piloting a DTES Kitchen Tables Mobile Food Vendor Project which includes hiring DTES community staff to sell individual portion sized, healthy food products on the street across the neighbourhood. Healthy items that are already prepared by kitchens and food establishments in the DTES eg; Potluck Café & Catering, Save On Meats and several others would be sold at affordable price points by these Vendors.
  • The DTES Kitchen Tables Project is a
    program of the Potluck Cafe Society.
    The Potluck Café Society is a registered
    Canadian Charity CRA No. 896213402.
    For more information about Potluck,
    please visit our website at

  • DTES Kitchen Tables acknowledges and honours the fact that our community lies
    within the Traditional Territory of the
    Coast Salish people.