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Joyce ROCK

Solution / The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House

Managed by Joyce Rock, the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House is a local organisation operating at the heart of this battered district. Having opened its doors in 2007, it welcomes around 8000 residents per year. Its objective: to use nutrition as an instrument of community building.

The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House has set itself the challenge of offering healthy food to the underprivileged, rather than offering them food that others do not want. They aim to treat poor people with dignity and offer them an alternative solution to the long and often humiliating queues at soup kitchens.