The Table Matters Network is building relationships between local governments and community groups with interests in food security, urban agriculture and local food systems. Our activities involve promoting, educating, advocating, leading, incubating and partnering on projects on Vancouver’s North Shore. Food is shared around the “Table” during our annual celebrations where network members, including leaders from local municipalities, businesses, and the community, gather to discuss current food affairs and future possibilities.
Advisory members are the Table Matters Network decision makers. Representatives from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, the District of West Vancouver, and our host agency, North Shore Neighbourhood House, oversee projects that support the North Shore Community Food Charter. In addition, Food Charter signatories are de facto Advisory members and are welcome to participate in our meetings.
Thanks to VCH’s SMART Fund – along with additional grant funding – community driven projects such as the FoodPrint Challenge and Scaling Up Food Rescue are making food security a reality on Vancouver’s North Shore.
Food security work has a long history in BC and involves collaboration across public, private and nonprofit sectors. Here is a brief history of our accomplishments on the North Shore.
Table Matters hits the refresh button – a new logo and branding is launched, terms of reference are developed, the website is updated, the search for a Network coordinator is on and membership tops out at 500!
Annual Report – check out our one-page year in review here.