Celebrating 25 years of community food

As 2019 comes to a close, the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks continues to celebrate 25 years of delivering food programs for our neighbours. In 1993, Strathcona Community Centre started their first breakfast program and from there, we have grown to a coalition of 15 Neighbourhood Food Networks across Vancouver to meet the needs of those […]

Food costs rising in BC: Lack of income remains cause of food insecurity

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 […]

Holiday meals and lessons from the Downtown Eastside

Last year, chefs in the Downtown Eastside reported many challenges associated with their annual holiday meals. We heard stories of food waste and efforts to put on dignified experiences being hampered by the many ‘parachute’ groups that drop into the community and serve meals–often fast food–on the street. Neighbourhood Food Network member DTES Kitchen Tables […]