Posts made in December, 2017

No Food Waste Here!

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Our Stories | Comments Off on No Food Waste Here!

No Food Waste Here!

Do you ever wonder what happens to leftover, dropped, bruised, or expired food from grocery stores? If you’ve seen the documentary  Just Eat It  , you’ll have an idea of the magnitude of food waste that ends up in dumpsters.

In SOME cities, this food might go into the garbage, but in Kamloops we are lucky to have a FoodSHARE truck that visits a number of area grocery retailers six days a week and brings their discarded food to the foodbank to be sorted and distributed to those in need.

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Baby Lucy, McArthur Island Re-Visioning & FOODprints: December 6, 2017 KFPC Network Meeting Summary

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Baby Lucy, McArthur Island Re-Visioning & FOODprints: December 6, 2017 KFPC Network Meeting Summary

Baby Lucy, McArthur Island Re-Visioning & FOODprints: December 6, 2017 KFPC Network Meeting Summary

Kamloops Food Policy Council and Interior Community Services Updates

During the territory acknowledgement, Bonnie was invited to teach the group a couple of Secwepemc words, as she is taking Secwepemctsin this term from Secwepemc elder, Mona Jules.

Weyt-k – hello
Sqlelten7úwi – salmon

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City Council: On food literacy, climate change, and community building

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on City Council: On food literacy, climate change, and community building

City Council: On food literacy, climate change, and community building

Recently Carole (our Board chair), Laura (past Board chair) and I presented to City Council. It was the end of the Kamloops Official Community Plan input session, so we wanted to talk about that, and also give an overview of the work the Kamloops Food Policy Council has been doing. You can watch our presentation here (starting at 6:47).

During the presentation, we had the opportunity to communicate our keen interest in helping to implement food related aspects of the Official Community Plan, including:

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Mexican Cuisine Workshop

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in News, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Mexican Cuisine Workshop

Mexican Cuisine Workshop

Join us for our first (of several) joint cooking workshop with Kamloops Immigrant Services!

There are still spaces available and the registration has been extended. Contact Elizabeth Brown to sign up: communityconnection@kcris.ca or 778-470-6101.

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