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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.

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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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Gardengate Pumpkins of Light Festival, Oct 27th!

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Partner Links, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Gardengate Pumpkins of Light Festival, Oct 27th!

Gardengate Pumpkins of Light Festival, Oct 27th!

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Join Gardengate for their 11th Annual Pumpkins of Light Festival! It’s a fun and free event where you’ll wander down a spooky path illuminated by hundreds of Jack O’Lanterns carved by the Kamloops community.

Free Admission
Family and kid friendly!
Refreshments are limited so come early!

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Farm2School Meeting

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Gallery, News, Partner Links, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Farm2School Meeting

Farm2School Meeting

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Many of our KFPC board members attended a Farm2School meeting today to discuss the next steps of the program here in Kamloops. There was great energy and ideas being shared, and we at the KFPC are excited to be a part of this wonderful group of people!

If you have any questions about the Farm to School program here in Kamloops, email Keira McPhee at keiramc [at] gmail.com.

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$150,000 announced for the Seniors Community Kitchen!

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in News, Partner Links | Comments Off on $150,000 announced for the Seniors Community Kitchen!

$150,000 announced for the Seniors Community Kitchen!

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Funding has been announced for the Centre for Seniors Information to update their kitchen to a fully functioning, large-scale community kitchen to create a hub for social inclusiveness and teach people about cooking, baking, canning and freezing food! The funding was provided by the BC Ministry of Health.

(Photo: Laura Kalina, MLA Todd Stone, a volunteer, MLA Terry Lake, Brenda Prevost, and another volunteer at the Centre for Seniors Information)

The Province is providing $150,000 to support a neighbourhood kitchen that will provide nutritious meals and be a forum for seniors to showcase their wealth of knowledge in preparing food, Health Minister Terry Lake announced today.

“The kitchen will be a welcoming environment for those in Kamloops wanting to get an inexpensive, healthy meal or to take home important knowledge on food preparation,” said Lake. “The kitchen will also give seniors a way to remain connected to the community and pass along their own knowledge in the kitchen to others.”

The funding will go toward the Centre for Seniors Information BC Interior Society to expand its current concession space, which offers lunch-style meals to seniors, into a larger kitchen that will function as a hub for all Kamloops residents.

Programs will include a daily lunch program, food canning and preserving, budgeting and healthy meal options, as well as job skills development opportunities. It will allow seniors and other community members to get together on a regular basis to build important cooking skills and prepare food that is delicious and nutritious.

The hands-on training will also play a role in gaining experience for jobs in the food-service sector. “Today’s announcement is great news as this kitchen will provide healthy meals for those in the community as well as support our local seniors so they can remain active and engaged,” said Todd Stone, Kamloops-South Thompson MLA.

Seniors will have the opportunity to teach their cooking skills to others as well as learn new ones. The kitchen will be used by a diverse group, but the majority of programs and services have seniors in mind and is expected to be operational later this year. “The development of the CSI neighbourhood kitchen has been a focal point for the last few years. It is a significant step forward in meeting the needs of our growing senior population and the delivery of community based programs. The activity centre combined with the neighbourhood kitchen will play a key role in our community,” said Centre for Seniors Information executive director Brenda Prevost.

The Centre for Seniors Information runs a variety of programs such as fraud and elder abuse awareness, information and referrals on community organizations and services, health, wellness and housing. The centre is also a venue for gatherings for bingo, cards, breakfasts, potlucks and dances. The neighbourhood kitchen will be developed in partnership with the Kamloops Food Policy Council. The council works with local advocacy groups and organizations on a variety of  projects to help strengthen the community food system.

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Kamloops Community Meal List

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in News, Partner Links, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Kamloops Community Meal List

Kamloops Community Meal List

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My name is Sarah O’Neill and I am a dietetic intern currently working in Public Health with Rose Soneff, Community Nutritionist.

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