Project Title

Richmond Food Asset Map – Growing Food

Project Description

This project is intended to gather information about community food assets across the city of Richmond. This information is being used to create a Richmond Food Asset Google map. Vancouver Coastal Health Public Health dietitians are working with community partners to create the mapping tool. Key end users of the map will include: community members seeking food assets, service providers, community developers, and promoters of food assets.

Students will be involved in gathering information on the following food asset in Richmond:

The key student deliverables include:

Project Goal

This project focus is the development of a Richmond Food Asset Map and has 3 main goals.

Skills Preferred + To Be Developed

Preferred Days of Week and Hours

Timing is flexible. Students may need to work during business hours in order to contact some farm owners or community partners. However, most of the work can be organized to fit the student’s schedule.

Project Location

Location will vary based on where the food assets are located. Some work can be done over the phone or computer, whereas other work will involve visiting locations in Richmond (all locations are expected to be accessible to the public and by transit.

Project / partner orientation

Sample Web page for Richmond Food Asset Map:

Relevant Articles: “Community Food Assessment Guide” by Sue Ross and Zena Simces for the Provincial Health Services Authority, March 2008 found at:

Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit Summary, March 2018, found at:

Richmond Wellness Strategy, 2018 – 2023, found at: Check out the Executive Summary, pages 1-6.

Related Community Service Opportunities for Students

Opportunity to volunteer with the Richmond Food Security Society Program Coordinator to gain an understanding of this food asset.

Organization Information


Vancouver Coastal Health - Richmond

Mission + Vision

We are committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities with our partners through care, education and research.

We will be leaders in promoting wellness and ensuring care by focusing on quality and innovation.

Guiding Principles + Values:

Our people first strategy shapes how we approach our vision, mission, values and goals. Our VCH strategic priorities is a guiding framework for operational planning, priority setting, and identifying opportunities for strategic investment of time, people and financial resources.

Our Values:

Our Goals: We are guided by four organizational goals to achieve our vision.

Primary Contact

Expected Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Organizational Outcomes