This PlanH short video highlights the important work being done by the Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC). They engage the entire community around social, environmental and economic issues through food security programs, policies and partnerships. The KFPC was one of the very first food policy councils in Canada and boasts an impressive roster of programs, including community gardens, Farm to School BC, the Gleaning Abundance Project, and community kitchens.
Food security and healthy eating are integral supports of social, physical, and mental well-being at all ages and stages of life. They also contribute to the overall health of individuals, families, and communities. Food security at the community level is when all citizens obtain a safe, personally acceptable, nutritious diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes healthy choices, community self-reliance, and equal access for everyone. Food security is vital to the health and well-being of a community and is the foundation for healthy eating.Read More
We talked to Addie de Candole about how the KFPC network helps to support Kamloops’ Farm To School BC program! The network model we have is pretty unique, and quite powerful!
Check out the video HERE!
For more information about Farm to School, check out their website.
For more information about the Kamloops Hub Region, check out this page.Read More
Half a Million People Experience Food Insecurity in British Columbia, Says New Report
Northern British Columbia Especially Vulnerable
TORONTO, August 31, 2016 — Almost half a million British Columbians experienced some level of household food insecurity in 2011-2012, according to a new report from PROOF, a research group based at the University of Toronto.
Drawing on data from Statistic Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey, the report finds over one in ten B.C. households struggling to put food on the table in 2011-12. Families with children under the age of 18 were at an even greater risk of food insecurity, with one in six B.C. children living in a food insecure household.
Here is the link to the CBC article:
The Globe and Mail is publishing a 5 part weekly series on the Canadian Food Industry. Check it out if you are interested at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/the-food-53-thegatekeepers/article31118114/#indexRead More