Plenty of Plates is a 4-hour team-building experience that gives those who live in the Downtown East Side an opportunity to have a sit-down three-course meal.

Whether hidden or visible, poverty continues to plague our city and the recent Vancouver Homelessness Count shows that things are only getting worse. It is easy to ignore the problem and go about our usual day, but many businesses are taking an empathetic and active approach to the problem by connecting with people affected by extreme poverty through Plenty of Plates.



Plenty of Plates is a hands-on team-building experience that makes a real difference for our neighbours in the Downtown Eastside. Teams work together to run the historic Save On Meats diner by cooking and serving a 3-course meal to our city’s marginalized and less fortunate people who rarely, if ever, get a sit-down restaurant experience.
The extraordinary night not only helps people in need, it creates powerful and lasting joys, insights, and memories for the team. This is why companies like Apple and RYU Apparel have participated multiple times.



iQMetrix was the pioneering partner of Plenty of Plates and have their office near Waterfront Station. Krystal Ho, Director of Corporate Relations said “Our office is just 2 blocks up from the most impoverished postal code in BC! We are so lucky and sometimes we forget it. Rolling up our sleeves, going in and preparing nutritious warm meals for those who may not know where their next one is coming from, makes a real impact – not just for the residents of the Downtown East Side, but important for our staff as well.”

Check out this video to see what it’s all about.

Do you want to understand more about the problems of poverty in Vancouver? Are you looking to strengthen your company culture and do something together outside of the store or office? Is your company making an impact in the community?

If interested, reach out to Evan at A Better Life Foundation for more information: info@abetterlifefoundation.ca