Token Program

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Successfully operating since 2012, Save On Meats token program has served up over 88,000 delicious meals to residents in the Downtown Eastside. That’s 88k discussions and people fed in a dignified manner.

Supporters of the token program can choose to distribute them directly, or have Save on Meats give them to one of its dozens of community partners to share amongst their organization.

On November 27th a new token program will hit the streets and housing blocks of the Downtown Eastside to address another big need. Warm clothing.

“The program has been tremendously successful and it’s next iteration with my brothers from The Rag Machine addresses another huge need, clothing, but this time people can shop for themselves ensuring a good fit and that it matches their style.”
– Mark Brand

Drew and Jesse Hefeitz of F As In Frank are second generation Haberdashers following in the footsteps of their father David, a legend in the business.

Tokens are 5 dollars and will be good for a pound of clothing at The Rag Machine, located just up the hill from Main & Hastings Streets.

“A token is good for a pair of pants or a jacket or it could be a hat with a scarf and gloves and lots of other items. It makes us happy we’ll be able to get clothes on peoples backs that they are choosing. We’ve done donations in the neighbourhood with Mark before and people were really stoked. This will let us help all year round.”
– Jesse Hefeitz

These programs acts as a bridge between people who want to give and people who need the support.

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Purchase Sandwich Tokens in Person

Our tokens are available onsite in our butcher shop and diner for you to purchase directly. Our address is 43 West Hastings Street.

Diner: Monday to Thursday 10am to 7pm | Friday and Saturday 8am to 10pm | Sunday 8am to 7pm
Butcher: Sunday to Wednesday: 9am to 7pm | Thursday to Saturday 9am to 8pm

Purchase Sandwich Tokens to distribute through a Non-profit

We partner with various non-profit organization throughout the DTES to help distribute tokens for those who are not available to do so themselves. Simply choose an organization below and purchase tokens ($2.25 each) for them to distribute on your behalf. Thank you for your support.

Choose Your Organization

New Clothing Token’s are available at Save On Meats

Our tokens are available onsite in our butcher shop and diner for you to purchase directly. Our address is 43 West Hastings Street. Tokens can be redeemed for clothing at F as in Frank and the Rag Machine at 2425 Main St.

Diner: Monday to Thursday 10am to 7pm | Friday and Saturday 8am to 10pm | Sunday 8am to 7pm
Butcher: Sunday to Wednesday: 9am to 7pm | Thursday to Saturday 9am to 8pm

Purchase Clothing Tokens to distribute through a Non-profit

We partner with various non-profit organization throughout the DTES to help distribute tokens for those who are not available to do so themselves. Simply choose an organization below and purchase tokens ($5 each) for them to distribute on your behalf. Thank you for your support.

Choose Your Organization