WENFN is an active member of the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network Working Group.
See also the City of Vancouver web page on Neighbourhood Food Networks.
The Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network Working Group was established in 2010 and consists of staff and volunteer coordinators and representatives from the city’s Neighbourhood Food Networks (NFNs). The founding networks of the working group include:
1. Cedar Cottage Food Network Society
2. Downtown Eastside Right to Food Network
3. Grandview Woodland Food Connection
4. Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute
5. Westside Food Collaborative
The group now also includes regular representation from:
6. Hastings Sunrise Community Food Network
7. South Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network
8. Strathcona Food Security Program
9. Village Vancouver
10. Westend Neighbourhood Food Network
And occasional participation from:
11. Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood Food Network (still in formation)
Neighbourhood food networks
Vancouver neighbourhood food networks are coalitions of citizens, organizations and agencies.
Neighbourhood food networks support a right-to-food philosophy.
In doing so, they work to promote health, wellness, and positive change for communities and the environment.
What neighbourhood food networks do
Neighbourhood food networks work collaboratively in and across Vancouver neighbourhoods to address food system issues. Their goal is to improve access for everyone to healthy, affordable, and nutritious food.
Each network is involved in a variety of food initiatives that respond to the particular needs and interests within each neighbourhood and community. Food networks provide:
- Food skills building
- Education and awareness
- Engagement opportunities
The City of Vancouver identifies neighbourhood food networks as a priority area in the Vancouver Food Strategy, and has supported them through grant funding and other supports.
To find out more about neighbourhood food networks’ activities and projects, download the Harvesting Food Security report.
- Harvesting Food Security report (16 MB)
Find a neighbourhood food network in your area
- Cedar Cottage Food Network
- Downtown Eastside Kitchen Tables
- Downtown Eastside Right to Food Network
- Grandview-Woodland Food Connection
- Hastings Sunrise Community Food Network
- Renfrew-Collingwood Food Security Institute
- South Vancouver Food Network
- West End Neighbourhood Food Network
- Westside Food Collaborative
See City of Vancouver website on Food and Sustainable Food Systems.