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Healthy City Stragtegy Goal 3: Feeding ourselves well
Goal 3: Feeding ourselves well

Feeding ourselves well

Our goal: A healthy, just, and sustainable food system
LOCAL FOOD
increase in the of neighbourhood food assets in Vancouver since 2010

The City works with community organizations to create sustainable and just food systems. In partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council, the City created and adopted the Vancouver Food Strategy in 2013. The Strategy addresses a number of gaps and vulnerabilities in the food system.

Considerations for this goal include:

  • Unequal access to healthy, affordable food
  • Opportunities to better support the local food economy
  • Making more resources available for underserved and vulnerable communities
  • Community development initiatives
Our target: Increase citywide and neighbourhood food assets by a minimum of 50% by 2020

Progress we've made so far

Local Food Chart
Source: City of Vancouver, Food Policy.

How we measure success

We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Feeding Ourselves Well using data from the City’s inventory of food assets, reports from non-profit organizations, and surveys of food costs.

2015-2018 Priority actions

Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets

Vancouver Food Strategy

The Vancouver Food Strategy is a plan to improve our food system, making the city more equitable, sustainable, and economically healthy. Learn more, and get involved.

Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018

See what we've got planned to help meet our goals. 

Download the plan  

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