Improve access to healthy, affordable, culturally diverse food for all residents
Access to sufficient, safe, nutritious, and affordable food is fundamental to health and equality.
To ensure food is accessible, the City will help to create and support communities and neighbourhoods:
- Where it is easy to access basic goods
- That are socially inclusive
- Designed to enhance physical and mental well-being
- That protect Vancouver's natural ecology
The City is paying particular attention to increasing access to healthy, affordable, culturally diverse, and sustainably-grown food to vulnerable populations.
This means increasing food retail options, to ensure food is available within a reasonable walking, transit or cycling distance. Retailers may include community food markets, mobile healthy food vending, or healthy corner stores.