Contact the Food Program Coordinator: Blain Butyniec

Our programs provide the tools and knowledge to build food security in our neighbourhood and community. We offer diverse and multicultural community kitchens along with workshops on gardening, cooking, and preserving. We work with our community partners to host food banks and redistribute rescued food. Our in-house kitchen provides free and low-cost, nutritious meals and snacks, caters meetings and events, and provides opportunities for students and volunteers to engage with others while learning or sharing skills.

Kiwasssa Community Food Market

Open to Everyone

Thank you to all the vendors and neighbours who came out to Kiwassa’s first Community Food Market on July 5th. We’d also like to thank the PNE Community Grant Fund for their generous support of our summer series of markets.

The series continues with our next market is scheduled for Friday, August 16, we hope to see you there!

If you are a local food grower (backyard produce), food producer (jams, baked goods), or artist / crafter, and are interested in a table at an upcoming market, contact Blain or Nozomi: or 604-254-5401 ext. 253


Friday, August 16, 2019 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House 2425 Oxford Street

Breakfast Club

For Tillicum students and staff, their caregivers and children in the neighbourhood

We provide child-minding to Tillicum students from 8am-8:45am and then walk them over to the school. All other children must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend and eat breakfast and are encouraged to support the success of this program by volunteering in the kitchen or childminding if their schedule permits.



8:00 am - 8:45 am through the school year (closed for all pro-d days and holidays)

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver

Hastings Sunrise Community Food Hub

Open to everyone

Food bank, free soup plus occasional special events including workshops, tastings, etc.

Priority Mobility Members (require a doctor’s note saying member cannot stand/wait a long time)

Families with Children under 6 & Seniors 55+

All other members

Tuesdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (except social assistance cheque week)

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver

Food Bank (Saige)

Everyone Welcome - No Barriers




Fresh Produce & Baked Goods

1:30 – 5:00 pm 
Volunteer Shift

3:30 pm
Line up for numbers

4:00 pm
Doors open.  Food bank runs until food runs out, or until 5:00 pm (whichever comes first).

For more information, visit their website: 

Help Saige Food Bank purchase a new van

Runs on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver

Seniors Lunch

Seniors are invited to enjoy a meal together, meet new people and carve out some social time with friends at our weekly senior’s lunch on Fridays.


Registration required

Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver

Food Rescue

We work with a number of local businesses that donate nearly expired or extra produce. We distribute the donations to four partner agencies and to food banks. This keeps food out of landfills allows our budget to stretch further so we can feed more people in the community.


Catering and Social Enterprise

Did you know that we offer catering for meetings or special events? Whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks for meetings, we can accommodation your needs . We require two weeks advance notice and menus and and pricing is available on request.

Community Kitchens

We host and/or facilitate a variety of Community Kitchen programs here at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House. Our Multi Cultural Community Kitchen program joins permanent residents and newcomers together to share recipes, make healthy meals and share stories about food and culture. We also Food Skills for Families and other educational, nutrition programs.

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House has a team of staff that bring an eclectic range of education, professional training and experience to the work of Kiwassa, as well as passion, ideas and energy.

Meet our Team