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.

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

Food Bank & Produce Market (Hastings Sunrise Community Food Hub)

Open to everyone

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

Emergency Food

Open to everyone

Fresh Prep provides Kiwassa with 10 emergency food packages per week, which consists of healthy fresh food that is all chopped and ready to be cooked at home.  If you are in need of an emergency package, please inquire at Kiwassa’s front reception desk.

Food Bank (Saige)

Open to everyone




Saige Food Bank is a Trans/Gender Variant Safe Space

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

Available for adults 55+


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. Salsa con Salsa is a gay friendly program that combines a dance class with a cooking activity in our kitchen. 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