Are you 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? Anyone can sign up as a meal sponsor – businesses, community groups, families, and individuals are all welcome. Included in sponsorship price is a donation to help feed up to 200 people as well as the option for up to 8 people to join us in serving it! (Please note all members of the serving team must be 18 years or older.)

$400 - Breakfast
$600- Lunch

All sponsorships include:

- A special meal for up to 200 people in need
- Group/organizational acknowledgements on site
- Recognition on social media, website, and in the annual report (upon request)

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 or call 604 788 8329.

“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.

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

The meal program at First United allows supporters to sponsor one meal or make a donation to sustain our ongoing program.


Meal sponsorship is the perfect way to build your team's corporate responsibility. It is also a great opportunity for family, friend, or church groups to serve the community in a meaningful way. It is the ultimate expression of shared values and service.

When you sponsor a meal, you make a real difference and generate opportunities for increased health and stability for local community members on the Downtown Eastside. Your donation supports the operation of this important program and includes the option to come out and serve the meal. Together, we can meet the needs of individuals and build a neighbourhood where everyone can thrive.

Email for additional information or to make arrangements.

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

greater vancouver food bank     

We would also like to thank each of our meal sponsors:

David Nairne and Associates Ltd., Khalsa Credit Union, Metal Building Group, Odlum Brown Ltd., Richmond Steel Recycling Ltd., Robert Allan Ltd., Vancity - Chinatown Branch, Wells Fargo, and Wolrige Mahon - Collins Barrow Chartered Professional Accountants LLP.

Finally, we extend our thanks to all of our United Church congregation meal partners throughout Metro Vancouver.

To Our Loyal Sandwich Groups,

In an effort to comply with health and safety standards, make more efficient use of our kitchen storage space, and respond to need in the community, we sunsetted our sandwich program earlier this year.

Thank you to all the groups who have donated sandwiches over the years.  If you would like to continue supporting access to healthy, nutritious meals for the DTES community, please consider a meal sponsorship. Included in sponsorship price is the option to serving it to the community -- we would love to have you join us.

If you would like to discuss other ways of supporting our kitchen program, whether financial or in-kind, please contact or call 604.788.8329.