COVID-19: Downtown Eastside community delivered 100,000 hot meals to its most vulnerable neighbors

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City funding for the 1,200 ORS meals ends on Thursday, and Noorani has no idea whether this will be extended as some restrictions are now lifted.

It costs $ 6,000 a day to cook and distribute the 1,200 meals for the homeless, and Noorani only has enough money to continue this operation until Wednesday. He firmly believes that meals for the homeless must continue, as long as traditional meal providers in the Downtown Eastside continue to be restricted from running their cafeteria-type programs.

Anyone interested in helping can make a donation through the Potluck website.

Jennifer Johnstone, CEO of Central City Foundation, in 2018. Photo: Arlen Redekop / PNG

Potluck’s initiatives are part of a larger downtown movement creating its own unique solutions to the challenges of the pandemic, said Jennifer Johnstone, CEO of Central City, a foundation of the Downtown Eastside that funds social programs, capital projects and real social goals. goods

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