Spanish tortilla and potato hash patties

The results of Kitchen Battle: Onion Edition: Spanish tortilla and potato hash patties

Homeless youth in Vancouver generally don’t get enough food to eat, and the food they do get is often not very nutritious. At Directions, we are working to improve nutrition for homeless and youth at-risk, and help these youth develop the skills to nourish themselves.

Changing How Homeless Youth Think About Food

Kitchen Battle Cooking Series: Plaque. We developed this engagement tool to engage youth to get creative around what they can do with rescued food.

Kitchen Battle Cooking Series: Plaque

We provide drop-in meals, including a nightly hot meal produced largely with food diverted from the landfill. When we have more of a certain item than we can use, we offer it to youth so they can supplement their diet with fruits and vegetables. Our cooking series teaches food skills, and we work with youth on shopping, budgeting,  learning about healthier food, while youth interested in working around food find a place in our kitchen.

Drop in Meal Program

Nightly Dinner 8PM: hot meal with meat and vegetarian option

Tuesday 8:30AM: Cereal Breakfast

Thursday 8:45 AM: Hot Breakfast

Volunteer Positions

Food Security: Processes donated rescued food

Meal Assistance: Preparation and operation of nightly dinner service

Food Engagement: Works on our food literacy programming

Kitchen Battle Cooking Series

We have a free cooking series, like the show: CHOPPED, where youth can have fun in the kitchen. We encourage youth to participate even if they have no cooking skills.

Contact Us For More About Our Food Program

Rosemary potatoes for our nightly meal. We can do some crazy things with rescued food!

Rosemary potatoes for our nightly meal. We do amazing things with rescued food!

We are always open to collaboration. Please contact us!

Call 604-633-1472, or toll free 1-866-249-6884.

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