Since 2001, a key component of Potluck Café’s mission has been to provide training, skills and jobs to Downtown Eastside residents who face multiple barriers to employment. Employees gain on-the-job training at Potluck’s neighbourhood café on West Hastings, where they prepare and serve food for the organization’s corporate catering clients.

Cooking food is a huge component of the job, but equally as crucial is transporting the food where it needs to be – safely, attractively, and on time. A grant from Central City Foundation helped Potluck Café replace its aging delivery van and purchase catering equipment like platters, dishes and baskets that will allow the non-profit to remain competitive and meet their clients’ needs.

Discover more about how Potluck’s employment model is changing the lives of residents in the Downtown Eastside in this heartwarming video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch/S4-XMTbH0uE