Emergency Food Access

Gordon Neighbourhood House has implemented several programs to increase food access and provide emergency food distribution in our community during the pandemic:

– Frozen Meal Delivery
– Grocery Store Gift Cards
– Grocery Hampers
– Farmers’ Market Coupons 

If you live on the Downtown Peninsula and are unable to afford healthy food, or worry that you might run out and can’t afford more, please contact us:

Email  welcome@gordonhouse.org
Phone  (604) 683-2554
Information and Referral  1019 Broughton Street (outdoor and physically-distanced)

Food Insecurity

Every day one in seven West End neighbours struggles to put food on the table for themselves and their families. While our emergency food distribution programs provide critical food access, we continue to work with our partners to seek permanent solutions to the persistent and systemic causes of food insecurity in our neighbourhood.

‘Food insecurity’ means that people are unable to afford enough good food, or that they worry about running out without the money to buy more. While food insecurity isn’t a commonly used term, it’s a big issue in our community — and it goes way beyond what most people think of as hunger.

A lack of food can make people more sick, breaks down relationships, makes it harder to get stable work, and limits people from fully participating in society. The root of the problem of food insecurity is poverty.

If you are a neighbour, organization, or business that want to join us in our mission to address food insecurity in our community, please contact us.

Email welcome@gordonhouse.org to get involved.