|uck is a leader in social enterprise and an inspiring entrepreneurial
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The Potluck Story
is a leader in social enterprise and an inspiring entrepreneurial
model for Downtown Eastside community economic development and
revitalization. Through its business activities, Potluck has directly
improved the quality of life for residents of our DTES community.
operates a fully professional Café and Catering enterprise
in the heart of the city serving hundreds of corporate and non
profit clients. Potluck is a registered charity whose café
and catering revenue is directly invested back into its 5 community
social programs that are integrated into its daily operations.
An Integrated Food Services & Life Skills Training and Employment
Program that has trained and employed dozens of DTES residents
with barriers to employment
* A daily Meal Program that provides over 30,000 free meals annually
to residents of the DTES suffering with severe physical and mental
health and addictions challenges.
* A Community Kitchen Program that regularly welcomes a small
group of DTES residents to learn basic cooking and nutrition skills
and nurture relationships with other neighbourhood residents in
the warm and familiar Potluck Café.
* A Recipes for Success Outreach Program that shares best practices
for successful social and community employment with other employers
interested in successfully maintaining employment for hard to
employ inner city residents.
* The DTES Kitchen Tables Project in partnership with the DTES
Neighbourhood House is working to identify, plan and implement
DTES food security solutions in order to increase the availability,
accessibility and choice of quality, nutritious food for DTES