New map helps North Shore residents find nearest food bank, free meals and more
A VCH – North Shore public health food dietitian partnered with the North Shore Table Matters Network and students from the UBC Land and Food Systems program to create the North Shore Community Food Asset Map, similar to the one that was launched in Vancouver last year.
Food assets are places where people can grow, prepare, share, buy, receive or learn about food. Want to know what food assets are in your North Shore community?
The public can now access and use an online map to find services. The map includes almost 400 food assets and was created with the help of UBC, in particular Iva Jankovic, who spent almost 100 hours researching the content.
The Food Asset Map can help to answer questions including:
- Where is the nearest food bank?
- Where can I find low cost or free meals?
- Where is the closest community garden?
Map officially launches at community breakfast Jan. 24
Learn more at the North Shore Food Asset Map & Community Breakfast on Wednesday, January 24 from 9-10:30am in the Hope Centre atrium.
Margaret Broughton, Public Health Dietitian with Vancouver Coastal Health, Population Health North Shore and Chair of the North Shore Table Matters Network, will launch the food asset map at this forum and be on hand to answer questions.