Information about Food Security

Richmond Community Food Access Report 2020

Richmond Community Food Access Report 2020

By Hajira Hussain in Information about Food Security on November 17, 2020

This Richmond Community Food Access Report – “Food Brings Community” – looks at access to food among vulnerable people in Richmond, BC in the summer of 2020. Included is a summary of key informant interviews with staff and volunteers from church communities that have been providing community food programs for vulnerable individuals, many for over a decade.

This report is not a comprehensive list of food programs in Richmond; It aims to capture the overall need for and availability of food supports.

Recommendations are made with a particular focus on community meals and emergency programs that started or shifted in light of COVID-19. This report highlights strengths, key stakeholders, and gaps in service, and then charts ways to build on the good work being done. Statistics are placed within the bigger story – connecting back to the original inhabitants of this region – of when the community brings food, the food brings community.

Richmond Food Access Report is a collaboration between Planted, a community food network, and Union Gospel Mission.

About the author

Hajira Hussain

Hajira is the Richmond Food Bank's Executive Director.