Westside Food Collaborative
Join a group of community members and organizations interested in a better Westside food system. We have open steering committee meetings on the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00-11:00 AM at rotating locations as well as tours, guest speakers, and events open to anyone! Join one of Vancouver’s oldest Neighbourhood Food Networks and build community through food. E-mail email@example.com or call 604-736-3588 ext. 31 to learn more, get involved, and join our mailing list.
Food security on the Westside kept arising as an important issue at our monthly service providers meetings. In the spring of 2006, members of that group began to meet for the sole purpose of exploring food security on the west side. It soon became apparent that service providers and community members were keenly interested in networking and collaborating on this issue.
Everyone on the west side of Vancouver will have secure access to adequate amounts of safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate food, produced in an environmentally sustainable way and provided in a manner that promotes human dignity.
We support community capacity building to address the issue of food security.
We encourage and promote groups, resources and programs that the community identifies as directly contribuiting to food security.
We bring together those who are concerned about food security; representatives from agriculture, health, food program delivery, community economic development, economic and political fronts. From the grassroots to policy makers, we network, collaborate and share information about food security in our community.
We invite guests to share information about existing resources or needs in our community.
We create opportunities to educate ourselves about current resources and issues related to food security.
We create opportunities to educate others about food security.
We are community members, health professionals, NGO’s, City staff and faith based organizations who are interested in addressing the issue of food security on the west side of Vancouver.
Jewish Family Service Agency
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre
Point Grey Community Church
Slow Food Vancouver
South Granville Seniors Centre
Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver Food Policy Council
West Side Family Place
Articles & Publications on Food Security on Vancouver’s Westside