Creating a system for producing, processing, distributing, and consuming food that is environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable is a City priority.
In fact, one of the main goals of the Greenest City initiative is to become a global leader in urban food systems by 2020.
To achieve this goal, we have started a number of major food initiatives. Council is working to:
You can help, too. Learn how to create a healthy, sustainable food system that benefits people, the local economy, environment, and development of our city.
The Vancouver Food Strategy is a plan to improve our food system, making the city more equitable, sustainable, and economically healthy. Learn more, and get involved.
Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.
You can reduce your carbon footprint and enjoy fresher foods when you shop local. Find farms, stores, markets, and restaurants that are committed to foods produced close to home.
Find out how you can get involved in improving your community's food system, and help shape the City of Vancouver's food policies.
Vancouver Coastal Health has led the development of this food asset map to highlight places where people can grow, prepare, share, buy, receive, or learn about food.
Find out how the City of Vancouver and other organizations work together to ensure the food we eat and Vancouver's drinking water supply are safe.
Get tips to prevent food waste at a food-related business and for donating food to charitable organizations.
Recycling food scraps at your multi-unit residential building or business can save you money on disposal fees and create compost for landscaping. Find out if on-site organics management systems suit your needs.
The Vancouver Food Policy Council is a citizen committee working to help improve food sustainability in the city.
Visit their blog to learn about their latest work.
Read the Vancouver Food Strategy, and learn how Vancouver is building a healthy, accessible, sustainable food system.
Does your house, duplex, or multi-unit residential building get City waste collection service?
You can put all of your food scraps into your Green Bin.Learn what goes in the Green Bin