Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks

The Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks respectfully acknowledge that we are living and working on unceded sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl’ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people. As a food justice focused organization, we recognize and uphold our responsibility to support and work for food systems change that respects and cares for the local land and people.

About VNFN

The Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (VNFN) are a network of community organizations 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.

FOOD SECURITY
FOR ALL

Neighbourhood Food Networks break down barriers that prevent people from accessing nutrient-rich, affordable, and personally acceptable food.

We increase access to food includes by offering drop-in meal programs, bulk buying clubs, mobile produce markets, emergency food access, community gardens, school gardens, and more.

EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT

Neighbourhood Food Networks share knowledge and resources at every level of the food system through community-based education, advocacy, and research.

We build food literacy by hosting workshops, community kitchens, lectures, films, and discussions.

BUILDING
COMMUNITY

Neighbourhood Food Networks’ celebrations and gatherings involve food to meet physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs.

Our community events increase awareness around food security and reduce social isolation by helping neighbours meet neighbours.

FOOD JUSTICE & SOVEREIGNTY

Neighbourhood Food Networks amplify and empower the voices of underrepresented communities in the local food system.

We are working towards decolonizing food practices on Unceded Coast Salish Territories.

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

We are hiring!

Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (VNFNs) are looking to hire a highly-organized individual with a passion for food justice and community development. This self-directed individual will

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Job Opportunities

Interested in working in food security? Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks are currently hiring. Permanent full-time positions: Food Security Coordinator, Strathcona Community Centre – deadline May

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