home / how you help / sponsor a meal

Sponsor a Meal

First United’s meal program provides three meals per day, every day, for our 60 shelter residents. In addition, we offer breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, for up to 200 community members.

If you are looking for a way to boost corporate citizenship, engage in team building, celebrate a special event, or simply make a donation to our meal program, look no further!
Anyone can sign up as a meal sponsor – businesses, community or faith groups, families, and individuals are all welcome. Included in the price of your sponsorship is a donation to help feed up to 200 people, as well as the option for up to 7 people to join you in serving it! (Please note all members of the serving team must be 18 years or older.)

  • $400 – Breakfast Sponsorship
  • $600 – Lunch Sponsorship

All sponsorships include:

  • A special meal for up to 200 people in need
  • Group/organizational acknowledgements on site
  • Upon request, recognition on social media, website, and/or in the annual report
  • Lunch sponsorships also include an optional one-hour meal service experience where you join First United staff in plating, serving, and tidying up a community lunch.

To make arrangements, email [email protected] or call 604.335.9339.


Please note that due to COVID-19 safety and restrictions, we can’t currently facilitate donors and volunteers serving sponsored meals.

We would like to thank our meal program supporters, The Greater Vancouver Food Bank, for their in-kind support and Face the World Foundation.

“Lotus Terminals has sponsored and volunteered at First United Church meals almost a dozen times. We have only ever received positive feedback from the over 50 staff and family members that have participated over the years. In addition to being a great team-building exercise, we all feel as though our time and resources are really making a difference in the lives of people that need help. Donating time and resources to First United’s meal sponsorship program is one of the most tangible and fulfilling ways to give back to our community”

-Lotus Terminals Ltd.