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Municipal food policy: How do we get where we want to go?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Municipal food policy: How do we get where we want to go?

Municipal food policy: How do we get where we want to go?

How do we get where we want to go with municipal food policy? What do we do once policy is in place? These were some of the overarching themes of the BC Food Systems Network’s Community of Practice gathering that I had the pleasure of attending earlier in July. The Community of Practice is comprised of staff and volunteers from other Food Policy Councils and groups across BC who, like us, have municipal food policy advocacy in their mandates.  We met and tented overnight together at the UBC farm for a one-day intensive learning and sharing session prior to the larger BCFSN Gathering.  

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We’re Hiring!!

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News, Partner Links | Comments Off on We’re Hiring!!

We’re Hiring!!

We’re hiring a summer student for the Gleaning Abundance Program, more details below! It’s a seasonal, full time for 9 weeks from June 26 – August 26, 2017, 30 hours/week at $15/hour.

The Gleaning Abundance Program runs through the summer organizing volunteers to pick fruit from local
homeowners’ trees, and distributing them to community food agencies like the Food Bank and Salvation
Army. Work will be based out of the KFPC Office at Mt Paul Food Center (140 Laburnum St). The GAP
Program Leader will work closely with the GAP Coordinator.  This Canada Summer Jobs position is open to full-time university students who attended the 2016/17 school year and are returning to school full time in September for the 2017/18 year.

JobDescriptionforGleaningAbundanceProgramLeader.docx

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Radio NL interview

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in News, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Radio NL interview

Radio NL interview

Listen at the above link to hear a Radio NL interview with Addie de Candole about the movie happening tonight at TRU called Just Eat It, as well as about her involvement with Farm to School BC and the KFPC. Thanks Radio NL!

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Community Food Action Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Nov 5th

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Gallery, News | Comments Off on Community Food Action Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Nov 5th

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Plan H Video of the KFPC!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Plan H Video of the KFPC!

Plan H Video of the KFPC!

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.

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Interview with Addie de Candole, Farm to School BC

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in News, Partner Links | Comments Off on Interview with Addie de Candole, Farm to School BC

Interview with Addie de Candole, Farm to School BC

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.

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