Average monthly cost to feed a family of four in Vancouver is $1,098
With the rising cost of food, housing and overall living, the issue of addressing hunger requires a multi-dimensional approach. It does not exist on its own.
The latest Food Costing in BC report highlights the increasing cost of food. Produced by the BC Centre for Disease Control and Provincial Health Services Authority, this report breaks down the cost of a nutritionally adequate diet.
The data in this report represents the “average monthly cost of a nutritionally adequate, balanced diet in BC based on the National Nutritious Food Basket and provides insight into the effects of household food insecurity on individuals and families.”
“….the root cause of household food insecurity isn’t the price of food – it’s lack of income.”
Harvesting Food Security is a collaborative project by the Neighbourhood Food Networks to share our collective stories and work together for the first time.
This collection of stories offers a sense of what local Neighbourhood Food Networks are doing every day in their communities. Harvesting Our Stories is available as a downloadable PDF and iBook for download in iTunes.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of an extensive consultation process to suggest ways forward for sustaining Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Food Network (NFN) movement. The lead consultants worked with seven of Vancouver’s growing number of NFNs and approximately 75 key stakeholders to understand the key priorities, challenges, and strategic links for supporting multiple dimensions of sustaining NFNs including funding, developmental, relational, and in-kind support.
A particular focus of the project is to make recommendations for Vancouver Coastal Health’s Community Food Action Initiative (CFAI) which has been supporting grassroots food action since 2005. This strategic sustainability plan was initiated by Vancouver Coastal Health to inform future allocation of the CFAI funding and has also been expanded to provide recommendations for the NFN movement at large and its various stakeholders in the interest of sustaining and growing this movement so it may further thrive.