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
Cedar Cottage Garden Society 604-876-3242 community garden
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House 604-874-4231 skill building
Central Presbyterian Church 604-683-1913 community food provider
Check Your Head Youth Global Education Network 604 685 6631 skill building
Children Need Care Now CAPC Coalition 604-802-4744 client/ resident food program
Christ Church Cathedral Sandwich Project 604-682-3848 community food provider
City Farmer food educaton; local food
City of Vancouver, City Council 604-873-7276 food policy
City of Vancouver, Social Policy 604-829-2007 food policy
City Reach Care Society 604-254-2489 client/ resident food program