Vancouver Food Policy team holding apples and celebrating a proclamation

Food policy

Along with the Vancouver Park Board, we have taken an active role in food policy for several decades. This has included adopting the Vancouver Food Charter (2006), Vancouver Food Strategy (2013, 2017), and Local Food System Action Plan (2013, 2021), incorporating food policies in many other city Plans and strategies, developing food systems requirements that apply to rezoning and development, and hosting the Vancouver Food Policy Council.

Explore these pages to learn more about our work toward just and sustainable food systems.

Vancouver Food Strategy

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

Local food systems

Our new Local Food Systems Action Plan promotes sustainable and equitable access to food amenities and programs.

Food systems in other plans and strategies

Food systems-related policies, actions, and goals have been integrated into numerous other city plans and strategies.

Vancouver Food Policy Council

Advises City Council and staff on improving food sustainability in Vancouver, including program and policy changes to improve the local food system.

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We send a quarterly newsletter, with updates on our work, food policy-related opportunities, and updates to the Free and Low Cost Food Map.