Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks

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The Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (VNFN) are a network of community organizations who are committed to promoting food security in neighbourhoods across the City of Vancouver.

VNFN is committed to food equity and access, education, skill building, and advocacy, particularly for community members who are struggling economically. This work is based on the principle that all members of society have the right to quality food. VNFN provides a space for networks to collaborate, share best practices and advocate for food equity & justice, ecologically & culturally sustainable food systems, and community food resilience with a unified voice.

Visit the map to learn about a Neighbourhood Food Network in your community!


    Community and school gardens connect people around the rich experience of growing food and foster environmental stewardship.


    Celebrations involving food meet physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs, while at the same time increase community awareness around food security and reduce social isolation.


    Accessing food includes drop-in meals, bulk buying clubs, mobile produce markets, emergency food access, and more. We acknowledge and work to break down barriers that prevent people from accessing nutrient-rich, affordable, and personally acceptable food.


    NFNs share knowledge and resources around every level of our food systems. Education and engagement takes the form of workshops, community kitchens, lectures and films, advocacy, and research.

Updates from VNFN including news and events. For the latest updates from your neighbourhood, please explore the map and visit their website directly.


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized // July 29, 2016

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    A huge thank you to Whole Foods for their generous support of the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks.  Money will be used to support various VNFN community food access programs across Vancouver.

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    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized // April 20, 2016

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    Chickpea Festival

    Chickpea Events this week:

    Monday at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House is the Newcomers Community Kitchen;

    Tuesday is Seniors Lunch at Kits Neighbourhood House;

    Thursday at Cityview Church is the Open Table Lunch;

    Friday at Little Mountain is the Community Meal and at Strathcona CC is the backpack program that will include the chickpeas;

    Sunday the Grandview Woodland Food Connection will be serving up humus as part of its Film Fundraiser for the Wild Salmon Caravan


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized // April 19, 2016

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    unnamedMay 1 – 9

    Schedule of activities coming soon.
    Grain, Janna and Shara pictured, who won the  Supplier of the Year Award from Vancouver Magazine, donated a ton (yes, almost 2,00 lbs) of beans to Little Mountain Neighbourhood House and we distributed to food security programs city-wide.
    Join us as celebrate Chickpea Fest including hummus making + all things chickpea in the Year of the Pulses.  It is estimated that  one in five Vancouver households report some level of food insecurity.


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized // April 2, 2016

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    Check out the recently published article in the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) Social Justice newsletter titled Food Justice: Setting the Table for Everyone (page 10) written by Ian Marcuse, Coordinator of the Grandview Woodland Food Connection.



    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized // March 4, 2016

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    unnamedThe Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks are honored to be one of several recipients of this year’s Dinner Party YVR fundraising.

    Here’s how it works: Hobby chefs — aka people who love to cook and entertain — host dinner parties across Vancouver in support of their favourite charities. Diners (aka you!) select a meal to attend and have an awesome night out, meeting new friends, and then joining up with all of the other dinner party guests, Hobby Chefs, charity representatives and partners at the after party.



    Our hosts in support of the VNFNs:

    Bonita and Rossana “Sabores de México”: 8 seats available
    Lindsay and Brandi “Thai with a Twist”: 6 seats available
    Cassandra Anderton & Michael Smith, Good Life Vancouver
    Elise Barber, Collingwood Food Security Institute: 4 seats available

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized // February 17, 2016

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    logo2A big thank you to Homestead Junction for their generous donation of $543 to the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks. Please help support the VNFNs by supporting Homestead Junction who are donating 1% of membership sales to our group.

    Check out their website – – A one-stop shop for urban homesteading. Supplies, workshops, and resources for cheese making, preserving, baking, beekeeping, micro-livestock, and more!


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Events // September 22, 2015

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    NYN POSTER Havana Dec 31-2

    Announcing through to the end of the year, Havana Restaurant on Commercial Drive is donating $1 from each dessert to the Vancouver Neigbhourhood Food Networks.

    Thank you to the participating businesses who partnered with the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks to raise funds for our work. Participating businesses donated proceeds from their special promotions to your local neighbourhood food network and to the citywide Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks during the month of October, 2015. Participating businesses included:

    • Havana Restaurant: $1 from each dessert throughout the month of October will be donated.
    • The Fish CounterPartial proceeds on October 17 Pink Salmon Day  donated with thanks to the FISH counter and the MV Pacific Provider.
    • Nester’s Market Main Street: A Healthy Gift Basket will be raffled off at Garden Fantasies: A Seed to Seed Event, hosted by the Little Mountain-Riley Park Neighbourhood Food Network, in partnership with the Terry Salmon VPL Branch and the Riley Park Hillcrest Community Association, on October 18th from 1-4pm at Hillcrest Community Centre, 4575 Clancy Loranger Way.
    • Organic Acres – proceeds from the sale of winter squash.


    Download the event poster here>>


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Events // September 22, 2015

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    7th Annual Sustenance Festival

    October 13-25, 2015

    A city-wide festival with local food-inspired workshops, exhibitions, talks, walks, dances and more – all taking place in community centres and public spaces throughout Vancouver.

    Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Food Networks are hosting a variety of events and workshops throughout the city. See the full schedule at


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized // September 14, 2015

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    7th Annual Sustenance Festival Special Event

    Fri, Oct 16th

    Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

    Exhibition Hall

    7pm-9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)



    A wildly entertaining show featuring a variety of fun and cheeky performances centered on the theme of “Food Justice” – activism no laughing matter??   Once you are treated to the comedic delights of the hilarious MC and local performers, you just may eat your words!  You might even walk away with a deeper understanding of the relationship of food to social justice as it plays out in our communities.  This a social event for people of all ages.  Snack, chat and have fun!


    Check out for an updated performance list.


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Events // September 14, 2015

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    Does food matter to you? New public opinion data shows that food is one of the most important issues for voters. Lets make sure food matters to our politicians! Join Gordon Neighbourhood House, Vancouver Food Policy Council, BC Food Systems Network, Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks, and the Vancouver Urban Farming Society for a conversation with local candidates on the creation of a national food policy. Refreshments will be made available. There will be Voter Registration available after the event. RSVP today!

    September 21, 2015 at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
    Gordon Neighbourhood House
    1019 Broughton St


To make a donation, contact us via email. Donations $15 and over will be issued a tax receipt. If you'd like to set up a monthly donation, please contact us. Thank you for your support.


If you are interested in sponsoring our work or our events with cash, products, services or media exposure, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.


If you're interested in volunteering with us, please visit our map and inquire about opportunties with your local Neighbourhood Food Network. We'd love to connect you to the work happening in your community.

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