How Food Banks Prop up a Broken System; Graham Riches, The Tyee, April 22, 2020.

Jennifer Black: The worst time for food banks to raise barriers to food; Jennifer Black, Vancouver Sun, March 30, 2020.

Starting April 1, Greater Vancouver food-bank users will need to prove low-income status; Susan Lazaruk, Vancouver Sun, 2020.

La Banque alimentaire du Grand Vancouver dément avoir durci sa politique d’accès; Anaïs Elboujdaïni, Radio Canada, April 20, 2020.

Food bank clients struggle with access as Greater Vancouver Food Bank centralizes services; Eva Uguen-Csenge, CBC News, September 20, 2020.

Policy Statement: COVID-19 Pandemic; BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, 2020. (Read Page 8; What Should Service Providers Do?)

Project Inclusion: Confronting Anti-Homeless & Anti-Substance User Stigma in British Columbia; Pivot Legal Society, 2018.

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Holmes E, Black JL, Seto D, Fowokan A, Lear SA. Examining food insecurity among food bank members in Greater Vancouver. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2018. 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2018.1465001

Black, JL, Seto D. Examining Patterns of Food Bank Use Over Twenty-Five Years in Vancouver, Canada. International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 2018. DOI:

Fowokan, A, Black JL, Holmes E, Seto D,  Lear SA. Examining risk factors for cardiovascular disease among food bank members in VancouverPreventive Medicine Reports. 2018. 10, 359-362. DOI: