Food Secure Vancouver + Foodtree iPhone App Launch!

Next Wednesday June 29th is going to be a huge day for Foodtree and we'd love to see you there! We've been working with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and the City of Vancouver to improve food security in this city, and to help connect Vancouver residents to the producers and processors of our local foods. Our collaboration culminates in an event at Creekside Community Centre on June 29th hosted by the Vancouver Food Policy Council which will feature the first public launch of our iPhone app that showcases fresh local food.

The Program includes:

  • Introduction and discussion of the Vancouver Food Policy Council’s Food Secure Vancouver research study and report, "How Food Secure is Vancouver in a Changing World? 2010,” which establishes what food security is and how we can measure it. Discussion will be around how you or your organization can use and contribute to the report, and what comes next. The report can be downloaded for reading before the event at foodsecurevancouver.ca.
  • Introduction to an exciting new mobile application being developed by Foodtree in partnership with the City of Vancouver, that highlights local food assets in Vancouver. [sneak peek]
  • Introduction and first public consultation on the development of the Vancouver Food Strategy by City of Vancouver staff.

A dinner of local foods prepared by Vancouver chefs and caterers will accompany our discussion. A $5 cash donation at the door will help cover food expenses.

Date: June 29th, 2011 Time: 4pm to 8pm Location: Room 4, Creekside Community Centre [map]

The event is free but you must register through eventbrite to attend.

If you can't make it (it's almost sold out!) then be sure to check out our plans for the following weekend (here and here), which we'll share more details on shortly!