Doris Chow has been the manager of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Kitchen Tables Project with Potluck Café Society for over 2 years, advancing the Right To Food to the low income community. During this time she successfully launched the innovative DTES Food Map and the DTES Food Procurement Group – the first non-profit food buying group in Canada.
After finishing her Bachelors degree in Sociology and a certificate in Community Economic Development, she began working in the Downtown Eastside at United We Can and hasn’t left the neighbourhood or the world of social enterprise since. Seeing the under representation of Chinese Canadians in the DTES organizations, Doris is also trying to address the needs of a growing population of low-income Chinese seniors. In her spare time, she volunteers in different capacities in the Chinatown neighbourhood.