Urban Food Actions Platform

Limited or lack of access to sufficient and nutritious food underpins food insecurity and malnutrition. The reasons for this are many that range from food deserts to lack of income by poor urban dwellers to buy nutritious food. 

Find out how to ensure easy access to food for everyone. For instance, building forms of social protection systems - food banks, community food kitchens, social restaurants, emergency food pantries, nutrition-sensitive cash-transfer programs etc. - or supporting grassroots activities dedicated to provide vulnerable populations with access to healthy and sustainable food.

Related Resources

Social and economic equity - Policy Briefs
Canada remains one of the few industrialized countries without a national school food program. Canada’s current patchwork of school food programming reaches only a small percentage of our over five million students. This briefs presents the healthy eating challenges and explains that: (i) School food programs increase the consumption of...
Canada (North America)
2020 - Coll.
Social and economic equity - Reports & Case Studies
"How to ensure access to healthy food for all? What are the levers available to elected officials in large cities, towns, and metropolises to provide long-term responses that respect social, health, and ecological criteria? What types of actions are implemented in major French cities? Urban France and its members provide answers...
France (Europe)
2020 - Coll.
Governance and planning, Social and economic equity, Food production and ecosystem management, Food supply and distribution - Reports & Case Studies
This survey, conducted by France Urbaine, in partnership with Résolis and Terres en Villes, presents how French cities have acted to mitigate the negative effects of confinement on food systems: means and levers to ensure that everyone has access to food in sufficient quality and quantity.
France (Europe)
2020 - Kader Makhlouf ; Henri Rouillé d'Orfeuil ; Marc Nielsen
Governance and planning, Social and economic equity, Food production and ecosystem management, Food supply and distribution - Guidelines
This long article presents numerous measures implemented by C40 network cities facing pandemic impacts on the food system: (1) Ensuring food access and feeding vulnerable citizens. (2) Enhancing cities’ food supply chains to meet today’s needs and build better food systems.
(Global coverage)
2020 - C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Social and economic equity - Local Policies
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of New Haven is focused on making sure the most vulnerable residents continue to have reliable access to food. City staff have been working diligently to organize, collaborate, and communicate with various food resource providers across sectors and geographies to ensure that...
United States of America (North America)
2020 - Coll.