Accessiblility

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
BC Association of Farmer's Markets http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/ food industry
BC Dairy Foundation 604-294-3775 www.bcdairyfoundation.ca food industry
Boys R Us (Three Bridges Community Health Centre) 604-714-3484 richard.o'donnell@vch.ca community food provider
Britania Community Services Centre 604-718-5828 http://www.britanniacentre.org/ skill building
Britannia Bulk Buying Club 604-718-5895 http://gwfoodconnection.blogspot.com/2010/05/britannia-bulk-buying-club.html buying club
Broadway Youth Resource Centre 604-709-5720 www.pcrs.ca client/ resident food program
Brock House Society - Cafeteria Lunch Program 604-228-1461 www.brockhousesociety.com community food provider
Canadian Diabetes Association 604-732-1331 samantha.bissonnette@diabetes.ca http://www.bchealthyliving.ca/node/103 skill building
Canoe Creek Community Kitchen 604-876-9047 alicem@sfu.ca skill building
Carnegie Centre Cafeteria 604-665-2220 www.carnegie.vcn.bc.ca community food provider