We've featured a few social enterprises targeting Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES), and today we're adding a new one, which focuses on providing employment opportunities in the area. Potluck is a catering company and cafe that provides food and beverages to hundreds of local clients.
While they are a registered charity, we're including them on SocialBusiness.org since they run on a self-sustaining model that generates revenue, rather than depending on donations. The resulting revenues are re-invested back into Potluck to help cover business expenses as well as support local community programs.
They offer an Integrated Food Services & Life Skills Training and Employment Program, a program that provides over 30,000 free meals each year, a Community Kitchen Program that teaches cooking skills at the Potluck Café, a Recipes for Success Outreach Program that offers employment support tips, and the DTES Kitchen Tables Project, which is working on providing more nutritious meals through its various programs.
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Potluck Cafe Offers Employment in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
- By: BiancaFeb 15, 2012