April 5, 2020–  

These are the businesses that are reaching out
to help others selflessly during the COVID-19 crisis

There are a number of businesses that are finding ways to help people during this crisis. This comes in many forms such as giving their services, products or using their infrastructure to help. This is a list of businesses that are giving to the community.

If you are in need right now, this list will hopefully offer you some level of support.

Due to the ever-changing lanscape of the Vancouver restaurant scene, I have been unable to keep up. Therefore these resources are likely out of date. However the content is still correct, there are just way more restaurants offering food than what I have documented here.

Bombay Kitchen

They are offering one FREE MEAL a week for people who are quarantined at home through the end of March. They will deliver it to you but you must live with a 5km radius. Call them with your details.

Nando's

They are helping in a number of ways. Order by phone or in-person:
** FREE meal to anyone with a valid hospital ID
** 50 FREE meals per restaurant/day for people in the restaurant industry
** FREE meals to Nando's laid-off employees and their families

The Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib

The temple is offering a free meal (called a langar) every day between 7am - 10pm. This will be a drive-through for anyone in need. In Sikhism, langar refers to free meals offered to all visitors to the temple. You do not need to be part of their congregation to receive the langar.

Say Mercy!

Suspended Stew is a 500ml meal they are giving to people in need. These have been purchased by customers ordering food for themselves and set aside to be donated. Message Say Mercy! through Instagram to get a Suspended Stew. This is part of their Staff Meals initiative.

Belgard Kitchen

Suspended Stew is a free healthy, hearty meal they are giving to people in need.  These have been purchased by customers ordering food for themselves and set aside to be donated. Message Belgard Kitchen through Instagram to get a Suspended Stew. This is part of the Say Mercy! Staff Meals initiative.

Dachi

Suspended Stew is a free meal they are giving to people in need.  These have been purchased by customers ordering food for themselves and set aside to be donated. Message Dachi through Instagram to get a Suspended Stew. This is part of the Say Mercy! Staff Meals initiative.

Pampanga's Cuisine

Suspended Stew is a free meal they are giving to people in need.  These have been purchased by customers ordering food for themselves and set aside to be donated. Either call or message Pampanga's Cuisine through Instagram to get a Suspended Stew. This is part of the Say Mercy! Staff Meals initiative.

Fable Kitchen

Suspended Stew is a free meal they are giving to people in need.  These have been purchased by customers ordering food for themselves and set aside to be donated. Message Fable Kitchen through Instagram to get a Suspended Stew. This is part of the Say Mercy! Staff Meals initiative.

The Arbor

Suspended Stew is a free meal they are giving to people in need.  These have been purchased by customers ordering food for themselves and set aside to be donated. Call The Arbor to request a Suspended Stew. This is part of the Say Mercy! Staff Meals initiative.

The Acorn

Pay It Forward is a free meal they are giving to people in need.  These have been purchased by customers ordering food for themselves and set aside to be donated. Call The Acorn to request a Pay It Forward meal. This is part of the Say Mercy! Staff Meals initiative.

Masayoshi Sushi

Suspended Stew is a free meal they are giving to people in need. These have been purchased by customers ordering food for themselves and set aside to be donated. Message Dachi through Instagram to get a Suspended Stew. Staff Meal initiative created by Say Mercy.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Rocky Mountain Flatbread logo

A Donated Meal is a free meal they are giving to people in need.  These have been purchased by customers ordering food for themselves and set aside to be donated. Direct message Rocky Mountain Flatbread through Instagram to request a Donated Meal. This is part of the Say Mercy! Staff Meals initiative.

Grandview Woodland Food Connection

Although not a restaurant, Grandview Woodland Food Connection is a great resource for people who need food. On their website they list all the food programs around the city. I have also linked to a Food Asset Map put out by Vancouver Coastal Health.

You might also be interested in:

Discounts for front-line workers

A number of businesses are giving discounts and and free food/drink to first-responders

Restaurants Offering Take-Out

Independent restaurants that have adapted their business model to offer take-out and easy-to-cook ready meals

Written by:

Alistair Henry

Alistair is a real lover of food having visited over 250 restaurants around Vancouver in the last 2.5 years. Passionate about sharing food while connecting with people, he is the founder and the host of the Dinner Devils.  Having spent 10 years living in Europe, he is bringing some of that food culture back home with the creation of this group.