About this project
The Burnaby Food System Strategy is a strategic plan the City is developing to improve the quality, fairness, and sustainability of Burnaby’s food systems. This focuses on two main goals:
Working towards a City where everyone has both access to food and choice in what they eat. The food options Burnaby residents have should be safe, culturally acceptable, and nutritious.
Helping to make sure the processes of growing food and getting it to our tables respects both our environment, and all the people who work to grow, harvest, transport, and prepare our food.
Burnaby Food Charter
Since we began developing the strategy, we’ve been working together with a community-based advisory group, and local community organizations to better understand and prioritize the challenges and opportunities we have in addressing Burnaby’s food security. Together, we’ve created the draft Burnaby Food Charter, which lays out our values and commitments for our community’s food system. We partnered across the community to develop the charter, working with stakeholders like organizations providing support for food-insecure people, people managing and growing in community gardens, and advocates for social policy changes.