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.

Food Resources

Food resources are government-, charity-, or community-supported programs and services that provide access to food and related resources to community members.
- Community food resources: meal delivery services; community kitchens
- Charitable food services: free and low-cost meals and shelters with meals; food banks and food distribution centers (unprepared food or food hampers)
- Government food programs: funding mechanisms and delivery through public institutions that facilitate access, build capacity, and address needs and gaps fairly.

Name Phone Contact / Email Website Notes
100 Mile Diet Vancouver food educaton; local food
411 Seniors Centre 604-684-8171 client/ resident food program
A Loving Spoonful Family Pantry 604-682-6325 community food provider
Aboriginal Diabetes Awareness, Prevention and Training (ADAPT)† health
Aboriginal Health Strategic Initiatives 604-875-5600 health
Aboriginal Healthy Eating Network health
Agriculture in the Classroom food educaton; local food
Agriculture Worker Alliance advocacy; food policy
Atira Women's Resouce Centre 604-331-1407 client/ resident food program
Aunt Leah's Independent Lifeskills Society 604-525-1204 skill building