COVID-19 Emergency Food Response
Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a public health emergency Kiwassa began operating a temporary, emergency food hamper, home delivery program. Through this weekly service our team of volunteers pack and deliver food hampers full of fresh produce, non-perishables, and other items such as meat, milk, and eggs.
This service is primarily available to low income residents in the Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood and surrounding area who are experiencing food insecurity. Priority is given to seniors and those with compromised immune systems or who are chronically ill as well as newcomers, Indigenous, single parents/caregivers, low income individuals and families, those experiencing homelessness, and under/unemployed residing in the neighbourhood.
Call our front desk to register!
604.254.5401 | Space is limited.
For other emergency food supports across the city please visit the City of Vancouver website, and scroll down to the “Access Free and Low Cost Food” button.
This program has been made possible thanks to the generous support of:
Community Food Centres Canada’s “Good Food Access Fund” and the Government of Canada | The United Way of the Lower Mainland | Food Banks BC | Bosa Family Foundation | Breakfast Clubs of Canada | Greater Vancouver Food Bank
With additional in-kind support from:
HandyDART | Tayybeh: A Celebration of Syrian Cuisine | Vancouver Soup Company | Giustra Foundation, Savoury Chef, and Food Runners | Instant Imprints | Hudson Pacific Properties | routific.com | Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks | Vancouver Foundation
To all the volunteers who bake the treats, pack the produce, and deliver the hampers, THANK YOU!!!