When a person is 'food secure' it means that they have enough food to eat–food that is healthy, enjoyable and safe
There's a direct link between poverty and food insecurity. When a person doesn't have access to adequate food, survival becomes their main focus.
Burnaby is currently developing a food systems strategy to address the food security gaps in Burnaby and find long term solutions for our most vulnerable citizens.
In the meantime, we'll continue to provide programming that helps provide food in the community.
Food programs in Burnaby
Burnaby Public Library produces a full, current list of food and meal services in Burnaby, complete with contact information for each organization that provides these services:
- community meals
- food banks
- food delivery (free) / food delivery (paid)
This interactive map shows all food and meal services offered by non-profit organizations at low or no cost.
Burnaby's working gardens are managed by non-profit community groups. They provide an important service to communities by giving residents an opportunity to get involved in growing food and share their experience and knowledge–all while building a welcoming, safe community.
Burnaby has a proud farming history that spans 160 years. It currently offers two urban agriculture programs