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Food Asset Map

VCH public health dietitians have partnered with Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks, UBC Land and Food Systems students and instructors, the City of Vancouver and Fresh Roots to create the Vancouver Food Asset Map.

The two maps below highlight food assets located in local communities. Food assets are places where people can grow, prepare, share, buy, receive or learn about food. Community organizations and schools are included on the map because they are places where community members can get support with learning and health or connect with others in their community.

View Vancouver Food Asset Map

View North Shore Community Food Asset Map

Goals for the map

  1. To provide a tool to community members and partners for locating community food assets that is current, easy to use and easily updated.

  2. To build community capacity to support community members dealing with food insecurity*.

  3. To make it easier for community partners to view and use community food assets strategically.

*Community food security exists when “… all community residents obtain a safe, personally acceptable, nutritious diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes healthy choices, community self-reliance and equal access for everyone” (Hamm and Bellows, 2003)

Understanding the food map

The Food Asset Map glossary includes a description of the categories or layers that are included on the map.

Instructions for using a Google Map without Internet

How to add the Food Asset Map to Google Map app on your smartphone

Download instructions on how to use the map and map terms in Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese

Watch a video on how to use the map

Contact us with suggestions and questions

The map was created for the community and will continually be improved and updated with the help of community members and partners. If you would like to add an asset to the map please email to with all of the following information about the asset:

  • Full name
  • Website name and URL
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Physical address including postal code
SOURCE: Food Asset Map ( )
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