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 […]

March 10 & 20: Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations

The cause of local food insecurity is deeply intertwined with the roots of poverty. As individuals and families in Vancouver are increasingly unable to afford the rising cost of living, they are forced to make hard decisions about their food choices. While empowering people with skills and knowledge is important, we must also address the […]

A letter to the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction

Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks wrote a letter to Honourable Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to address the work being done to lift those living in poverty through important systems-level change. This includes increasing income assistance rates and disability benefits, affordable housing (specifically supportive and social housing) affordable childcare, living wages, affordable education, […]