The Grocery Program

Food is a huge part of culture, community, and wellness. With the Supplementary Grocery Program, our goal is to increase access to healthy, culturally appropriate food for people in our community. To help meet this goal, we have a client advisory committee that meets regularly to provide input, and an annual survey. In addition to providing access to food, Supplementary Grocery offers personal hygiene items, and an opportunity to connect with other programs and services at AIDS Vancouver. In this program, clients are able to select from a variety of goods, chosen through consultations with clients. Items include protein options, cereal, personal care items, and fresh produce. We provide over 16,000 supplemental grocery bags to approximately 1,200 clients each year.

AIDS Vancouver clients with a low income are eligible to receive groceries. Connect with one of the AIDS Vancouver case managers to learn more!

2022 Grocery Program Schedule

When coming to Grocery, please keep in mind our goal of offering a safe and respectful space. Please help us make AIDS Vancouver welcoming to everyone in our communities by challenging stigma, racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, and other forms of violence.

Grocery is open to registered clients from 1-4pm on the following days:

  • October 18, 19
  • November 8, 9
  • November 15, 16
  • December 6, 7
  • Holiday Grocery: December 13, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Women (trans & cis), Femmes & Nonbinary Clients

The grocery is open specifically for women (trans & cis), femmes, and non-binary people from 10-12pm on:

  • November 10
  • November 17
  • December 8

COVID Safety Measures

We continue to have COVID-19 safety measures in our space that meet or exceed the guidelines set by Vancouver Coastal Health and the Province of BC. We have limited the number of clients in the space, and encourage masks. Please maintain physical distancing from others as you wait your turn to be served.

Thank You

Thank you to all our donors and funders for supporting AIDS Vancouver's Supplementary Grocery Program, and all our community partners who support distribution.

To support the Grocery Program as a volunteer or donor, get in touch with our Executive Director calling 604-696-4655 or emailing [email protected]