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 map highlights food assets located in Vancouver. 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
To provide a tool to community members and partners for locating community food assets that is current, easy to use and easily updated.
To build community capacity to support community members dealing with food insecurity*.
To make it easier for Vancouver 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)
The Vancouver Food Asset Map Glossary includes a description of the categories or layers that are included on the map.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with all of the following information about the asset:
- Full name
- Website name and URL
- Phone number
- Physical address including postal code