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 locations to access free and low-cost groceries and meals, including food banks.

Clothing providers

Find an organization near you that provides free clothing or download the list and a map of clothing providers  (260 KB)

Reusable shopping bags

Find an organization near you that provides free reusable shopping bags or download a list of reusable bag pick-up locations (175 KB).

More locations to pick up free reusable shopping bags are being added on an ongoing basis in neighbourhoods across Vancouver. Email ShoppingBagSupportPlan@vancouver.ca for more information.