Lower Mainland Free and Low-Cost Food Map

Burnaby Food First maintains a map and printable flyer with a basic list showing where people in the Lower Mainland can find meal programs and food at free or low-cost. The map can be found at


Basic information is provided on the map, but for details on the programs, schedules, and services available, you have to contact the organization at the details provided.

Burnaby Food First strives to ensure that this list is up-to-date, but if you find that a service or program is no longer available at a particular site or wish to see certain services or organizations dealing with free and low-cost food, please contact them.



Bulk Food Buying Group – Grandview Woodland Food Connection

Do you want to save money on fresh fruits and veggies? The Britannia Bulk Buying Group purchases fresh produce at wholesale prices saving you about 40% on your food bill. Food is bought once a month and brought to Britannia Community Centre in East Vancouver to sort and pick up. Cost is $14 for about 9 varieties and 2 bags of food.

For more information call  604 718-5895.

Cooking With - a Community Kitchen experience

Cooking With

If you live in the West End of Vancouver, here is a fun Community Kitchen to get involved in. On January 18th Gordon Neighbourhood House’s Chef Peter Nguyen lead a group of 9 at Cooking With, a monthly community kitchen brought to you by Young Ideas that supports young adults in growing their culinary ability.

January’s menu of Malaysian Curry Chicken, Barley Risotto, Root Vegetable Slaw, and Blueberry Buckle Cake was inspired by the cookbook, Goodness: Recipes and Stories. All of this food was enjoyed at a cost of only $2 per person.

To sign up for the next Cooking With (Monday, February 22nd, 7:00-9:00pm) you can email GNH at youngideas@gordonhouse.org  or call at 604-683-2554.