Two images: one of volunteers in a soup kitchen and the other of clothes hanging on a rack

Free and low-cost resources

There are many organizations throughout the city that offer free- or low-cost meals or groceries and clothing to residents in need. This includes organizations that cater specifically to women, people who are involved in sex trade work, and youth. 

Meals and groceries

Find a group offering free food near you, and see what days and times you can drop by to eat.

The Free Food schedule shows places and days for food in Vancouver (2 pages). 

View the free food schedule

View Vancouver Coastal Health's food asset map to find free or low cost meal programs and groceries. 

Clothing providers

Find an organization near you that provides free clothing or download the list and a map of clothing providers  (934 KB).

Find the help you need

BC211

BC211's "Redbook" is a complete online directory of programs and services in Vancouver for homeless and under-housed residents.