Food and meals

Find information on food and meal services in Burnaby, BC and beyond to support you during COVID-19. Many resources offered are free or low-cost. Contact the organization, or check their website to determine service eligibility. 

We're working closely with service providers to keep these guides updated, however information provided here may quickly change. Contact us if your organization listed here needs information updated, or if your organization would like to be included in our guides. 

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Community meals 

Emergency food pick up for youth in and from foster care offered Mondays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Address

816 - 20th St., New Westminster

Contact

Phone: 604-525-1204 
Email: auntleahs@auntleahs.org

Last updated
April 24, 2020

Creekside Youth Centre

Drop in meals for youth in grade 8 to 12 on Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Address

Stoney Creek Community School - 2720 Beaverbrook Cres., Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-202-4534
Email: Mark.Frouws@burnaby.ca

Last updated
April 24, 2020

Run completely by volunteers of the Task Force to end Homelessness in Burnaby, supported by the Society to End Homelessness. Services include: opportunity to meet outreach workers, a meal, harm reduction kits available upon request, nurse practitioner, food bank pre-package bags, pet food. On occasion hair cuts and foot care. Diapers if available. Currently there is free WiFi.

Community meal on Monday evenings at 5:45 p.m. Some groceries may be available.

Resouce Centre open on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Address

7135 Walker Ave, Burnaby (Southside Community Church)

Contact

Phone: 604-200-0712 or 604-259-0170
Email: Carolannf@burnabyhomeless.org or info@southside.ca

Last updated
June 26, 2020

Outreach Resource Centre Pop-Up

Run by volunteers from the Task Force to End Homelessness in Burnaby. Services include: a hot meal from the Bread & Cheese food truck, opportunity to meet Outreach workers, food bank pre-packed bags, and harm reduction kits. Diapers if available. Open on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Address

Parking stalls on Jubilee Avenue near Bonsor Skate Park and Imperial Street

Last updated
June 29, 2020

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Food banks

Emergency food pick up for youth in and from foster care offered Mondays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Address

816 - 20th St., New Westminster

Contact

Phone: 604-525-1204 
Email: auntleahs@auntleahs.org

Last updated
April 24, 2020

Services for seniors:
(Self-referrals as well as referrals from BC211 and community agencies for these services)

  • Grocery shopping and other essentials for seniors who are able to pay for cost of groceries (service is also available in Farsi and Chinese).
  • Delivery of donated food bags for low income seniors.
  • Phone check ins, and support with any other needs.

Services for families with children 0-12:

  • Grocery shopping and other essentials for families who are isolated and can't get out but can afford to pay.
  • Delivery of donated food bags to low income families who are isolated. Grocery food cards may be avaliable (dependent on donations) for families who can still get out to shop.
  • Virtual programming, will include: children's activities, parenting resources, and connections to partners who are doing programming.
  • Phone check ins, and support with connecting to any other needs.

Services for youth:
20 week paid program for unemployed youth (ages 15 to 30). The employment program offers 8 weeks of online classes and 12 weeks of work placement. Start date: May 11, 2020. The program is 100% online.

Technology help:

One to one support to help individuals apply for benefits (including EI and CERB) and virtual digital training every Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4 pm.

They can pair individuals with a volunteer who will meet online to answer your questions. Volunteers are able to provide support in English, Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Korean and Punjabi languages.

They have created a series of YouTube videos in English, Punjabi, Chinese and Farsi about how to use different video calling tools, including Zoom and Skype.

Virtual Programs:

Check out Burnaby Neighbourhood House's schedule of virtual programs.

Address

North: 4908 Hastings St. Burnaby
South: 4460 Beresford St. Burnaby

Contact

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

North: 604-294-5444
South: 604-431-0400

Youth Employment Program: 236-889-4065

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Last updated
July 7, 2020

Burnaby School District (SD41) is helping the community in many ways:

  • The Continuing Learning Website is a newly launched remote learning platform for all Burnaby Schools. The resources on this site are intended to support students with self-directed learning activities across a wide variety of subject areas. 
  • Burnaby School District is connecting directly with families to loan devices to students in need.  Their priority is secondary students. Please contact your child’s school for more information.
  • Access to learning opportunities during regular school hours will be available for children of Essential Service Workers grades K - 6 who have exhausted all other opportunities for supervision of their children. These free services are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See SD41 website for more information.
  • Strong Starts (family programs for young children) have set up blogs to connect with families at the following schools: Cascade Heights, Chaffey Burke, Edmonds, Forest Grove, Kitchener, Lochdale, Maywood, Morley, Second Street, Stoney Creek, Stride and Twelfth Avenue. Go to each  school website for more information. Website provides links to schools and contact information.
  • Lunch program will be available in September, families who are in need of food during the summer should contact Burnaby Neighbourhood House at 604-294-5444
  • Burnaby School District has aiso shared health resources for talking about COVID-19 with your children.
Address

5325 Kincaid St., Burnaby

Last updated
June 3, 2020

The Burnaby Youth Hub is a safe, inclusive space where youth can access a variety of resources, programs, and services for their personal health, development, and well-being. Currently The Hub is only operating essential programs, and is operating a Food Bank program for youth and families.

Address

4750 Imperial St., Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-569-0951

To set up a food bag pickup, contact Evelyn at info@burnabyyouthhub.org or at 604-367-7349.

Last updated
April 28, 2020

ECHO Clubhouse (Canadian Mental Health Association)

Food hampers are available for registered members of the club experiencing food insecurity. A referral from a therapist or doctor is needed to become a member. Pickup is at ECHO Clubhouse.

Address

109 - 7355 Canada Way, Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-526-9606
Email: echoclubhouse@cmha.bc.ca

Last updated
April 24, 2020

Greater Vancouver Food Bank provides a 2-3 day food supplement. The amount of food you will receive is based on the number of people in your household. The menu of food available changes weekly, and includes a selection of fruits, vegetables, bread, yogurt, canned beans, canned fish, pasta, sauces, canned fruits, rice, and peanut butter. Milk and eggs are available once per month. Bring your own bag.

You will need to register as a client. To register, you must have ID, proof of address, proof of low income. Staff can assist you if you do not have ID.

Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Address

8345 Winston St., Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-876-3601
Email: Reception@foodbank.bc.ca 

Last updated
June 10, 2020

Morning Star

At the Collingwood Neighbourhood House, this resource is primarily for those in the Collingwood/Renfrew area. Showers, bagged breakfast/lunch are available daily from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Address

5288 Joyce St., Vancouver

Last updated
April 30, 2020

Run completely by volunteers of the Task Force to end Homelessness in Burnaby, supported by the Society to End Homelessness. Services include: opportunity to meet outreach workers, a meal, harm reduction kits available upon request, nurse practitioner, food bank pre-package bags, pet food. On occasion hair cuts and foot care. Diapers if available. Currently there is free WiFi.

Community meal on Monday evenings at 5:45 p.m. Some groceries may be available.

Resouce Centre open on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Address

7135 Walker Ave, Burnaby (Southside Community Church)

Contact

Phone: 604-200-0712 or 604-259-0170
Email: Carolannf@burnabyhomeless.org or info@southside.ca

Last updated
June 26, 2020

Outreach Resource Centre Pop-Up

Run by volunteers from the Task Force to End Homelessness in Burnaby. Services include: a hot meal from the Bread & Cheese food truck, opportunity to meet Outreach workers, food bank pre-packed bags, and harm reduction kits. Diapers if available. Open on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Address

Parking stalls on Jubilee Avenue near Bonsor Skate Park and Imperial Street

Last updated
June 29, 2020

Purpose Society

Brown bag lunch Monday to Thursdays and Saturdays 4 pm. to 5:30 p.m. Food Hampers (existing clients only) Friday 10 a.m. Youth Source: Run by the Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families. Services available to youth ages 12 to 21 of all genders. Indoor services are not wheelchair-accessible. Services include:

  • Harm reduction supplies available from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at reception
  • Emergency food bank
  • Personal hygiene items and clothing (as donated supplies last)
  • Information and referral on housing/employment/other
  • Sandwich and drink available at 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and Saturday out the back door on the Alexander Street side until July 9th
  • Bags of groceries available on Fridays at 10 a.m.
  • Food hamper program until August 31 is now taking applications until full (email mail@purposesociety.org) but priority is given to those who can arrange to pick up hamper
  • Rent bank temporarily available to Burnaby residents for loans

Purpose Youth Services open on a modified basis. Currently offering meals, food hampers, outreach and harm reduction, Stride program and Rent Bank for youths. Stride for Purpose provides HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Support Services.

Health Van provides harm reduction supplies (safe injection, safe inhaling, and safe sex), sharps containers, and sometimes food supplies; will pick up sharps containers and will collect improperly discarded sharps from the seven cities; fentanyl drug checking. Operates Friday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Address

40 Begbie St., New Westminster

Contact

Phone: 604-526-2522
Email: mail@purposesociety.org

Health Van Phone: 604-351-1885

Last updated
June 26, 2020

Food hampers are made depending on the number of family members. If there are kids please indicate their ages and if there are any allergies. Please call ahead so that hamper can be prepared in advance. Delivery is available if needed.
Pickup: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Address

Cliff Avenue United Church - 1600 Cliff Ave., Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-761-4357 (HELP)
Email: cliffave@shaw.ca

Last updated
April 27, 2020

Emergency Food Bank: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Address

6125 Nelson Ave., Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-437-1521

Last updated
April 27, 2020

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Food delivery (free)

Services for seniors:
(Self-referrals as well as referrals from BC211 and community agencies for these services)

  • Grocery shopping and other essentials for seniors who are able to pay for cost of groceries (service is also available in Farsi and Chinese).
  • Delivery of donated food bags for low income seniors.
  • Phone check ins, and support with any other needs.

Services for families with children 0-12:

  • Grocery shopping and other essentials for families who are isolated and can't get out but can afford to pay.
  • Delivery of donated food bags to low income families who are isolated. Grocery food cards may be avaliable (dependent on donations) for families who can still get out to shop.
  • Virtual programming, will include: children's activities, parenting resources, and connections to partners who are doing programming.
  • Phone check ins, and support with connecting to any other needs.

Services for youth:
20 week paid program for unemployed youth (ages 15 to 30). The employment program offers 8 weeks of online classes and 12 weeks of work placement. Start date: May 11, 2020. The program is 100% online.

Technology help:

One to one support to help individuals apply for benefits (including EI and CERB) and virtual digital training every Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4 pm.

They can pair individuals with a volunteer who will meet online to answer your questions. Volunteers are able to provide support in English, Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Korean and Punjabi languages.

They have created a series of YouTube videos in English, Punjabi, Chinese and Farsi about how to use different video calling tools, including Zoom and Skype.

Virtual Programs:

Check out Burnaby Neighbourhood House's schedule of virtual programs.

Address

North: 4908 Hastings St. Burnaby
South: 4460 Beresford St. Burnaby

Contact

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

North: 604-294-5444
South: 604-431-0400

Youth Employment Program: 236-889-4065

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Last updated
July 7, 2020

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Groceries

Services for seniors:
(Self-referrals as well as referrals from BC211 and community agencies for these services)

  • Grocery shopping and other essentials for seniors who are able to pay for cost of groceries (service is also available in Farsi and Chinese).
  • Delivery of donated food bags for low income seniors.
  • Phone check ins, and support with any other needs.

Services for families with children 0-12:

  • Grocery shopping and other essentials for families who are isolated and can't get out but can afford to pay.
  • Delivery of donated food bags to low income families who are isolated. Grocery food cards may be avaliable (dependent on donations) for families who can still get out to shop.
  • Virtual programming, will include: children's activities, parenting resources, and connections to partners who are doing programming.
  • Phone check ins, and support with connecting to any other needs.

Services for youth:
20 week paid program for unemployed youth (ages 15 to 30). The employment program offers 8 weeks of online classes and 12 weeks of work placement. Start date: May 11, 2020. The program is 100% online.

Technology help:

One to one support to help individuals apply for benefits (including EI and CERB) and virtual digital training every Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4 pm.

They can pair individuals with a volunteer who will meet online to answer your questions. Volunteers are able to provide support in English, Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Korean and Punjabi languages.

They have created a series of YouTube videos in English, Punjabi, Chinese and Farsi about how to use different video calling tools, including Zoom and Skype.

Virtual Programs:

Check out Burnaby Neighbourhood House's schedule of virtual programs.

Address

North: 4908 Hastings St. Burnaby
South: 4460 Beresford St. Burnaby

Contact

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

North: 604-294-5444
South: 604-431-0400

Youth Employment Program: 236-889-4065

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Last updated
July 7, 2020

Grocery shopping by phone for Burnaby seniors. A volunteer will call to take your order and do your shopping for you. Pay by credit card or Safeway card. Delivery is free.

Address

111-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-294-7980

Last updated
May 20, 2020

Provides access to a variety of affordable and healthy foods to individuals who are either low income, have a disability or on old age pension.

Get referring agency to complete a referral form and email it in. Referring agencies can include health care professional, teacher, lawyer, firefighter, MLA, counsellor, church/religious organization, ministry office, social service agency.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Quest will honour expired client cards for one additional year beyond the current expiry date.

Hours:

Monday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

During COVID19 Quest is closing one hour earlier to sanitize facilities.

Address

7753 6th St., Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-553-0636

Last updated
May 8, 2020

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Meal delivery (paid)

A healthy foods service provider that prepares and delivers delicious meals to your door. Accommodates special dietary restrictions. Available for anyone, but focus is on seniors. Place your order by phone or online.
Minimum $30 order required, 3 course meals cost $7.50
Delivery on Tuesdays for Burnaby.

Address

5742 Beresford St., Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-299-1877
Email: sam@bettermeals.ca

Last updated
April 27, 2020

Delivers nutritious hot and frozen meals to people living in Burnaby, who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.
$8 per entrée.
Delivery days Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please print and complete the registration form.

Address

2055 Rosser Ave., Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-299-5754
Email: kim@burnabymeals.ca

Last updated
April 27, 2020

Frozen meals delivered anywhere in the lower mainland.
Delivery is free, with $40 minimum. $10 per meal.

Address

7624 Winston St., Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-435-1994
Email: mccannscaterers@telus.net

Last updated
April 27, 2020

Tonari Gumi Japanese Community Volunteers Association

Tonari Gumi has partnered with Hi Genki restaurant to deliver Japanese style meals to seniors who have become homebound due to old age and illness.
Maximum of 1 lunch box per week. $7 each. Delivery on Wednesdays for Burnaby.
Staff will conduct an assessment to determine eligibility. Call to arrange an assessment.

Address

101-42 West 8th Ave, Vancouver

Contact

Phone: 604-687-2172
Email: services@tonarigumi.ca

Last updated
April 27, 2020

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