This study is a preliminary attempt to understand the role that small food grocers play in neighbourhood food access. The goal of the project was to develop a typology of grocery stores in the context of the City of Vancouver, to understand resident perceptions of how small grocers contribute to providing healthy, affordable and culturally-appropriate food, and to understand the potential implications of store closures on resident food access.

Partner: City of Vancouver
Keywords: local food, food systems, social sustainability

Ignatius But