Contact the Food Program Coordinator: Blain Butyniec

Our programs provide the tools, knowledge, and support to build food security in our neighbourhood and community. We work to increase awareness of food justice, create opportunities for dignified food access, and provide space for social connection and empowerment.

We collaborate with our many community partners, networks, and funders, to offer food support and collective advocacy. In the kitchen, in the market, and in the community, our diverse and dedicated volunteers are the backbone of our programs, activities, events, and meals. Whether you have something to share, or there’s something you want to learn, we are always cooking up new dishes and new ideas.

We invite you to read the reports and publications that highlight the work of Kiwassa’s Food Programs



Low Cost Produce Market

Join us at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House every Wednesday afternoon for our Low Cost Produce market! The not-for-profit produce market offers fresh fruits and vegetables for sale at affordable prices. All are welcome!

We accept cash, debit, credit, as well as Apple and Google Pay.


No registration required

Wednesdays | 2-4 p.m * No market December 20 & 27, 2023. Our market will re-open January 3, 2024

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

Community Lunch

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month for an affordable and nutritious 3 course lunch.  Everyone welcome, come enjoy a meal with your neighbours.
Doors open at noon (12pm).  First course served at 12:15pm
Adults 55 & up: $5
Children 12 & under: $3
Everyone else: $6

Lunches are 3 courses:
• Soup or salad
• Entrée
• Dessert
Vegetarian option available.

Menus for the current season – Menu will be available soon

Registration can be made through front desk

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House - 2425 Oxford Street, Van BC V5K 1M7

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is back!

Free nutritious breakfast made fresh in-house by our staff and volunteers. Every school day for Tillicum students and their siblings, parents, and caregivers. Tillicum teachers and staff also welcome.

Breakfast is served ‘Grab ‘n’ Go’ style and can be picked up from outside of Kiwassa’s backdoor.


Monday to Friday | 8:45 am - 9:00 am (except on school closure days)

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver BC

Saige Community Food Bank

Saige Community Food Bank provides a safe space for transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer individuals to access healthy food and support. This no barriers food bank is also open to anyone in need of food, particularly those who have difficulty accessing traditional food banks due to lack of ID, housing, or other barriers to service.

Due to the on-going pandemic, Saige is currently operating as a food hamper delivery service. For more information please visit Saige Community Food Bank of visit their Facebook page


The 2nd and 4th Friday of every month

Emergency Food Support

Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a public health emergency Kiwassa began operating a temporary, emergency food hamper, home delivery program. This program ran for 15 months and provided 6015 food hampers and 6250 ready-to-eat meals to 500 households, representing 1500 individuals, located across Metro Vancouver.

For more information on Kiwassa’s COVID-19 emergency food response, our current food hamper availability, and other locations you can access emergency food supports, please visit our Emergency Food Support page.

Catering & Social Enterprise

This program is temporarily on hold due to COVID-19.

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