In July 2016, Richmond City Council unanimously endorsed the Richmond Food Charter.
We are now looking for endorsement from other community groups and individuals, and you can do so at the bottom of this page.
The need for a Food Charter was identified in Richmond’s Official Community Plan, and a Working Group was formed. The Working Group included staff and volunteers from Richmond Food Security Society, Vancouver Coastal Health, Canadian Federation of University Women, and Richmond’s Poverty Response Committee as well as City of Richmond staff. 26 Kitchen Table Talks were held, and 7 themes were identified from those rich discussions. These 7 themes are now represented in the Richmond Food charter.
Food charters remind the community of the primary importance of adequate food for all, represent our shared values and commitments, and ultimately serve to guide policy and programming decisions as we work towards a food secure community.
Food charters have been endorsed in cities across Canada including Toronto, Vancouver, Squamish, Kamloops, and Victoria.
What does it mean to endorse the Food Charter?
Take some time to reflect as an individual or organization about how you live the values identified in the Charter.
Based on your reflections, what changes would you like to make?
Enter your commitments in the form below.
Here are some suggestions:
Follow through on your commitments and share your successes with the community. Together we can all have good food.