COVID-19 (Coronavirus): help get and give food


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Emergency meals map - print-friendly version (updated weekly)  (219 KB)

Emergency meals Google map (not maintained by the City of Vancouver) 

Find locations to access free and low-cost groceries and meals in Vancouver, including food banks. The print version is updated every Thursday. Sign up to get an email when the map is updated by choosing Food Map on our subscription form.

The Google map is updated regularly as new information from organizations is available.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Get locations and hours for community food hubs.

Farmers markets

Markets are allowed to operate. Order groceries online from vendors selling at Vancouver Farmers Markets and then pick them up at a market.

Community gardens

Gardens are allowed to operate. Get tips on reducing the spread of COVID-19 when you’re gardening at your community garden.

Urban farms

Farms are allowed to operate. Contact a farm to find out if it’s open.

Support local retailers and businesses

Grocery stores

Grocery stores are being restocked on a regular basis. Get tips on shopping at your local store.

Canada #TakeoutDay Campaign

April 15, 2020 marked the launch of a take-out campaign to encourage Canadians to order contactless takeout or delivery to support local restaurants and the millions of people they employ in this country. Let's make Wednesdays #TakeoutDay.

Scout Magazine

Review a map of Vancouver restaurants providing take-out services.

Heritage Vancouver

Review an interactive map and list of neighbourhood businesses (groceries, food and drink, and small retailers and services) still open during the pandemic.

Give help


Give A Hand Vancouver

Donate meals, groceries, food-related supplies or services, and money to support our COVID-19 response and help our community.


United Way iVolunteer

Help local organizations provide support to people who need it.

Businesses and organizations

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Funding for non-profit organizations

Breakfast Club of Canada

Community organizations can apply for special grants to help ensure children and families across Canada have access to food during the crisis.  

Central City Foundation

Organizations who are dedicated to helping our neighbours in need in Vancouver’s inner city can apply for up to $30,000.

Vancouver Foundation Community Response Fund

Front-line health and social services charities whose staff, volunteers, programs, and operations have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 can apply for grants up to $50,000.

Second Harvest Food Rescue

Local community organizations can apply for funding to ensure food makes its way to those who need it most.

Food Banks BC emergency funding

Food bank charities with an emergency need to increase capacity can apply for funding provided by the Province of BC.

Coast Capital Community Relief Fund

Frontline organizations who work with vulnerable populations, and those who are responding to an increased demand for food security, support for the homeless, mental health support, and employment resiliency can receive a one-time grant up to $10,000.

Volunteers for non-profit organizations

United Way iVolunteer

Organizations that need volunteers can register to be connected with people wanting to help.

Food safety

Minimizing COVID-19 risk for community-based food programs  (166 KB)

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Vancouver Coastal Health recommendations for preparing and serving meals to the public. 

BCCDC food safety guidelines

The BC Centre for Disease Control answers questions about food safety during COVID-19.

Give help


Give A Hand Vancouver

Donate meals, groceries, food-related supplies or services, and money to support our COVID-19 response and help our community.


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