Richmond Community Food Access Report for 2020
This Richmond Food Access report, Food Brings Community, assesses the state of food access for vulnerable individuals in Richmond, British Columbia 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 more than a decade.
This report is not an exhaustive list of food programs in Richmond, but instead 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.
A collaboration between Planted, a community food network, and Union Gospel Mission.