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Food Asset Map

VCH public health dietitians have partnered with Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks, North Shore Table Matters Network, Squamish Food Policy Council, UBC Land and Food Systems students and instructors, the City of Vancouver and Fresh Roots to create Food Asset Maps.

The three 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

This map will continually be improved and updated with the help of community members and partners. If you would like to add an asset to the Vancouver map please email vchfam@gmail.com with the following information of the asset: Full name, website name and URL, phone number, email, and physical address including postal code. 

View North Shore Community Food Asset Map
Suggestions or questions for the North Shore Map? Contact info@tablematters.com.

View Squamish-Lillooet Food Asset Map

Suggestions and questions for the Squamish-Lillooet Map? Contact MichalinaHunter@gmail.com.

Goals for the maps

  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

Using the Food Asset Map on a Smartphone with a Gmail Account

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

  • English instructional video
    Mandarin instructional video
    Cantonese instructional video
  • Promotional materials

    Vancouver Food Asset Map Poster

    Vancouver Food Asset Map Business Card

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