All residents need access to affordable, healthy, and culturally appropriate food. Food is physically available to individuals, who have the resources to grow or buy and prepare it. The ability of individuals to access food is directly related to their level of income and/ or access to resources to produce food, the price of food, and the availability of a sufficient supply of food for all people.


The food system delivers sufficient food from producers to consumers, and provides reasonable dietary consumer choice of healthy, cultural, religious food. Food is available to residents through diverse sources: stores, farmers markets, farm direct, CSAs, buying clubs, other. Food sources are located along transit routes and within walking distance in neighbourhoods. Residents with mobility assistance aids can move around in food stores and markets. Suitable land is available in the city for community food production.

Food Buying Clubs in Vancouver

Club Name Address Contact Notes
Britannia Bulk Buying Club phone: 604-718-5895
Neighbours Organic Weekly (NowBC) Co-op 145-1000 Parker St
V6A 2H2
phone: 604-222-0262
Sprouts Buying Club SUB basement, room 66, UBC
phone: 604-822-9124