The secular, grassroots Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House (DTES NH) embraces people of all ancestries, genders, ages and descriptions; annually welcoming almost 9,000 DTES residents in a community where 70% of our neighbours have low‐incomes, 700 are homeless and 5,000 are under-housed.
Our programming is community inspired and varied, a sampling of which has included a Chinese Elders Community Kitchen, A Traditional Aboriginal Grandmothers to Granddaughters Community Kitchen, Leadership Development for Grand/Parents, a Children’s Community Kitchen, Nutritional Outreach Activities (Mobile Smoothie Project and Banana Beat), Recipes Against Racism, The Young Men’s Healing Circle, a Harmonica Club, Right to Food Mobile Mural Making, Kitchen Table Storytelling, a Family Drop In: Families, Farming and Food, The production of a Right to Food Zine and Blender Nutrition.
Those who built the DTES NH put the Right to Food at the heart of our work, as nutritional vulnerability was a theme familiar to all. Our goal around the Right to Food is to reform the nutritional impact, quality, abundance and delivery of food in the DTES in consultation with residents, community food providers, non‐food community organizations, healthcare professionals, policy makers, growers/suppliers, food/beverage industry professionals and researchers.
If you prefer to send a cheque, please make your cheque payable to the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House Society. Tax receipts are issued for all donations. Our charitable number is 85885 5653 RR0001.
Cheques can be mailed to us at:
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House Society
501 East Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1P9