Thinner & Thinner

Others, Food , Hunger

Contributed by: Union Gospel Mission

Thinner & Thinner: The 2021 Westside Vancouver Food Asset and Need Scan was led by Union Gospel Mission, with a goal of assessing the current state of food access, needs, key stakeholders, and gaps in the westside of Vancouver, BC, particularly considering significant changes made because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Included is a summary of key informant interviews with staff and volunteers from churches and community organizations that run supportive food programs for vulnerable individuals. This report is not an exhaustive list of food supports in the westside of Vancouver, but instead aims to capture the overall availability of – and need for – further programs, where “our guests seem to be getting thinner and thinner each week” observed a volunteer at a local food hamper program. (Last Updated: October 2021).

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2021 Westside Vancouver Food Asset & Need Scan