Local Food Action Plan

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Do you have ideas for the update of the Vancouver Park Board Local Food Action Plan?

We want your input on how Park Board can contribute to a just and sustainable local food system through its network of parks, facilities, programs, and community connections.

Local food systems strengthen communities and connection to one another, healthy food, learning, and the land. Park Board food assets and services are part of a broader local food system and include things like community or learning gardens, urban orchards, native berry shrubs, food and gardening programs, community kitchens, food access programs, markets, concessions, partnerships, funding

Do you have ideas for the update of the Vancouver Park Board Local Food Action Plan?

We want your input on how Park Board can contribute to a just and sustainable local food system through its network of parks, facilities, programs, and community connections.

Local food systems strengthen communities and connection to one another, healthy food, learning, and the land. Park Board food assets and services are part of a broader local food system and include things like community or learning gardens, urban orchards, native berry shrubs, food and gardening programs, community kitchens, food access programs, markets, concessions, partnerships, funding, and food-related events.

The update of the Local Food Action Plan will guide how Park Board contributes to equitable, welcoming, and interconnected food rich parks, community spaces, programs, and more.

Project Background

In 2013, the Park Board adopted a 5-year Local Food Action Plan with the aim to become a leader in supporting and growing local, sustainable food. The plan was developed by a Task Force including staff, community leaders, community organizations, and advisory councils. The plan had 4 priorities, 8 goals and 55 actions.


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With many of the actions achieved and a need to integrate emerging priorities, the plan is being updated. Park Board VanPlay directions to 1) deliver services equitably, 2) welcome everyone, and 3) weave the city together, will guide the update with an emphasis on:

  • Assessing current food assets and services
  • Allocating resources and reducing barriers to currently underserved communities
  • Addressing what was learned during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Building community resilience and mitigating the effects of climate change
  • Decolonizing food asset and service provision and supporting Indigenous food systems

Curious to know more about the Park Board Local Food Action plan update or Park Board food assets and services? Ask your questions here.  

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