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Category Page: Programs

Mission Community Garden

Lookout partners with Correctional Service of Canada’s Mission Institution to provide locally grown produce for our food programs across the Lower Mainland. Healthy food is critical and often overlooked when serving vulnerable people. In addition to supplementing Lookout’s shelters, resource centres, food bank and community kitchens, excess produce is shared without cost to other non-profit

Daily Meal Provision

Lookout provides healthy food daily at our Shelters and Resource Centres as budgets allow. This includes:  Emergency shelter kitchens, serving 3 meals and 2 snacks daily; and Resource Centres, serving 5 nutritious snacks daily, while additionally providing emergency food when available. Lookout understands the importance of providing guests with highly nutritious food options. After housing, a

Community Kitchen

Lookout facilitates community kitchens at several Lookout residences to encourage tenants to learn about food preparation and partake in community activities and meals. These programs encourage tenant participation and are frequently tenant-led. Meals are culturally relevant and enjoyable for the tenants. Other food programs at our residences include Life Skills Food Programs, Food banks, peer-to-peer

Barnston Community Farm

Lookout’s Barnston Island Community Farm provides nutritious food to the community’s most vulnerable. Operated with the support of local partner agency, ‘A Beef with Hunger’ we raise free range cattle to supplement our food programs. Programs benefiting from Barnston include Bread4Life, The Djaef Mahler HIV Food Bank, OWL Other Women’s Lives Program, Julian House, MacMillan Supportive Recovery

HPS Innovation Labs

Lookout’s HPS Innovation Lab is a partnership project with Vantage point and aims to plan, develop and implement solutions in support of a Housing First approach and a broader systematic approach to addressing homelessness. It is designed to research, identify and respond to gaps in service delivery and avoid duplication across Metro Vancouver. The project

Community Clean Up

Community cleanup programs help address the issue of garbage and abandoned harm reduction paraphernalia and garbage while providing a positive image to local people and businesses. By taking on responsibilities, guests gain work experience, training opportunities, and a little pocket money. The work also boosts their self-esteem and brings a sense of belonging. Program participants