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Survey: Getting Around to Feed Ourselves Well

PAID SURVEY OPPORTUNITY: Getting Around to Feed Ourselves Well. Have you visited a nonprofit food service hub in the City of Vancouver to get food more than once before and more than once during the COVID-19 crisis? Are you someone 19 years or older? Examples of nonprofit food service hubs: food banks, neighbourhood houses, community centres, soup kitchens. Project by Simon Fraser University and the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition

‘Getting Around to Feed Ourselves Well’ is a BC Poverty Reduction Coalition research and engagement project funded by the City of Vancouver and the SFU Community Engaged Research Initiative (SFU CERi) which addresses access to transit and food security hubs for low-income communities in Vancouver. The project is connected to the BCPRC’s #AllOnBoard campaign, a community-led initiative which addresses affordability and access to transit for those impacted by economic inequality in B.C. We are delighted to be working with Dr. Tammara Soma (Lead Researcher), Assistant Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management and the Food Systems Lab, Simon Fraser University and Daniel Rajasooriar (Graduate Student Researcher) MRM Candidate, School of Resource and Environmental Management, SFU, on this project. 

For those who wish to participate and take the survey:

  • Have you visited a nonprofit food service hub in the City of Vancouver to get food more than once before, and more than once during, the COVID-19 crisis? (Examples of nonprofit food service hubs: food banks, neighbourhood houses, community centres, soup kitchens, etc.)
  • Are you someone 19 years old or older?

If you answered yes to both questions, thank you for taking the time to fill out this 15 to 20-minute online survey developed by researchers at SFU to help us better understand issues around public transportation and access to food in the City of Vancouver.

The first 100 participants will receive a $10 gift card. All other participants will be entered in a draw for 20 more gift cards of the same amount. The survey will close on the August 31st, 2020.

Participation is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time before you submit the survey. Because the survey is anonymized, it is impossible to withdraw the information if you have already submitted the survey.

To protect your confidentiality, it is best not to email the survey to anyone else or post it on social media.

For those who wish to support this project as an outreach partner, please email Viveca Elis at viveca@bcpovertyreduction.ca.

If you have any questions, please contact the researchers directly.

Dr. Tammara Soma (Lead Researcher)
Assistant Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University
Email: tammara_soma@sfu.ca

Daniel Rajasooriar (Graduate Student Researcher)
MRM Candidate, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University
Email: daniel_rajasooriar@sfu.ca