Food and Nutrition Service
Food insecurity poses a major challenge for our members on the DTES, especially those living with HIV and/or other comorbidities. Through the central work of our community health workers, Kílala Lelum offers daily nutritious and hot breakfast, snacks, and lunches for our members.
Every week, our Food and Nutrition Service Program lovingly serves:
- 750 meals (or 150 meals a day), including breakfast and lunch, through our Food and Medication Management Program
- Two dinners via our Food Security Program
- Outreach meals and groceries
- Plus several hundred more meals in the evenings through our partnerships with the DUDES Clubs and the Inner City Women’s Initiative Society.
The atmosphere created in our common room is one of warmth, reciprocity, and acceptance. Through the simple act of gathering and sharing food, members may easily access other points of essential care on site. Over the span of a meal, our experienced nurses and community liaison workers freely connect with members, addressing any immediate or long-term health concerns in an informal and caring manner.
If you would like more information about our Food and Nutrition Program and related services, please contact the Food and Security Coordinator Jessica Kokott at 778-874-1653 or email@example.com.