New DABC Project: Let’s Talk Food Access

DABC has received funding from Vancouver Coastal Health’s Community Investments Funding.The goal of Let’s Talk Food Access: Enhancing Community Food Programs for People with Disabilities Experiencing Food Insecurity is to improve access to safe, affordable food resources in two Vancouver neighbourhoods for people with disabilities through education, mentorship and partnerships and to build the capacity of individuals and community food programs to address barriers for people with disabilities and increase their health and well-being.

What we will do:

  • Mentor and support people with disabilities living in the West End and the Grandview Woodlands communities of Vancouver to actively participate in food security programs and committees or networks in their neighbourhoods
  • Provide skill building for people with disabilities on how to advocate for, and engage their community in, access and inclusion of food programs
  • Educate organizers and participants of community food programs in the two communities on access and inclusion best practices
  • Provide tools to community food programs to enable them to include access and inclusion in their planning and practices around food security

We will accomplish this through presentations, workshops and a Food Access blog on DABC’s website.

If you are a person living with a disability in Vancouver’s West End or Grandview Woodlands (eastside) communities and are interested in participating in the project, please contact Karen Martin, karen@disabilityalliancebc.org