About Us

The Dugout Drop-In Society is a Non-Profit Society serving residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Founded in 1967, we offer one of the longest running meal and safe space outreach programs in British Columbia. We are one of the few programs in Vancouver to offer free daily meals and an inclusive safe space, and have also hosted an Alcoholics Anonymous group, “The Out to Lunch Bunch”, since 1968.

Every day we serve over 600 people, and we do it seven days a week. We would not be able operate were it not for the generosity of the Central City Foundation, the City of Vancouver, private donors, local businesses who generously donate their excess food,  and of course, our amazing volunteers who generously donate their time.