Resource Directory for Food & Clothing Services
North Shore Crisis Services Society
The Good Stuff Connection Thrift Shop is a non-profit thrift shop run by the North Shore Crisis Services Society. Sales revenue from the Thrift Shop helps to support all of their programs for women and their children who are experiencing abuse.
We operate Clothes For Change as client-supporting program and then as a retail thrift-store, at our facility at 1073 Roosevelt Crescent. Entry to the retail store is through our front door. We welcome everyone to shop and find great women’s and men’s clothing at great prices – for a good cause!
Clothes for Change has two roles:
1. In support of our Client Programs – Firstly, we provide Core Program clients with three complete outfits of clothing seasonally. This ensures that clients have appropriate clothing for job-interviews and new jobs or return to school. Emergency Need Clients can receive two outfits each year. Volunteers serving in Clothes For Change are always available to assist clients with wardrobe choices. In 2018, more than 700 clients received clothing as part of this program.
2. As a retail thrift-store – Secondly, we sell quality second-hand clothes and shoes for adults at prices competitive with other thrift outlets, from inventory that remains after clients are supplied. The store is open to the public Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. We operate as a social enterprise and all revenues are used in support of Harvest Project programs. For retail customers, items are for sale as-is, with no holds or store-credits available.
Battered Women's Support Services
My Sister’s Closet is a community boutique offering diversity in fashion to shoppers; clothing is gently used, recycled, vintage, and eco-fashion. The boutique is a space for the community to come together to end violence against women and girls.
North Shore Neighbourhood House
Through the Food Bank, groceries are distributed to people with low incomes. Recipients must present one piece of picture identification at the time of initial registration. North Shore Neighbourhood House Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:00am NSNH Gym with the exception of Income Assistance cheque-issue day.
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Empowering people to nourish themselves by providing access to healthy food, education, and training.
Harvest Project supports clients and visitors with three grocery programs: Grocery Depot Program, Emergency Food Program, and Food Recovery Program
North Shore Salvation Army
Affordable, healthy, and delicious meals for everyone. Delivery on the North Shore and West Vancouver for orders over $20; $80 for Greater Vancouver.
North Shore Meals on Wheels
Meals are prepared by chefs who have your nutritional needs in mind. The food is prepared by a local caterer using only fresh ingredients. It is made by a local company and transported to St. David’s Church in West Vancouver and the North Lonsdale United Church in North Vancouver for packaging. From the churches the meals are delivered to the clients in thermal carriers and arrive hot and ready to eat.
Each meal includes soup and crackers, an entree (meat, fish, or poultry), vegetables, a starch (rice, potatoes, or pasta), and dessert.
Meals are delivered between 11:30am and 1:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Extra meals are available for order to be re-heated on the next day.
St. Andrews United Church
Community Lunches: free community lunch from 12pm to 1pm in the Friendship Room.
Community Dinners: evening dinner from 6pm to 7pm in the Friendship Room.
See their website for upcoming dates of community meals.