Despite being unable to assemble indoors, Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network Coordinators and neighborhood members are building on the relationships and packages established earlier than the pandemic. Some gatherings are occurring on-line, harvesting is underway in community gardens , and lots of networks are delivering nutritious food hampers to neighbours in need. A screenshot of Food Network Coordinators from the August 2020 meetingSarah has additionally been coordinating giant-scale donations amongst the food networks. This can be lots of work, remembering who is operating when and obtainable to obtain on any day of the week, who has transportation to pick up, and so on. Fortunately, Sarah has sturdy skills when it comes to managing logistical particulars.
“Our whole food system was turned upside-down because of COVID,” says Blain Butyniec of Hastings-Sunrise Community Food Network, and he and his colleagues see the challenges of food insecurity persisting for many. Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network organizations are positioned on the stolen ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, on Turtle Island . For Vancouverites who know what it’s prefer to be properly-fed every single day, bigger charities like Greater Vancouver Food Bank are more likely to be familiar family names. But the work of huge organizations is in many ways linked to the far-reaching and deeply significant work of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks .