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.
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We had a wonderful showing of community groups at the Farm to School event a few weeks ago, and we wanted to say a big THANK YOU to them! The KFPC is a key partner in the Farm to School hub region of Kamloops, and its strength is based on our network. And our network is YOU!Read More
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SAVE THE DATE!!
We are happy to announce the dates for the 18th Annual Gathering of the BC Food Systems Network: July 15-17.
The location of the Gathering will be in Syilx Territory, at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, BC.
More details will follow soon.
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