Farm to School BC- Kamloops Hub Region

Farm to School BC- Kamloops Hub Region

Farm to School BC is a provincial network dedicated to bringing local food, experiential learning and community connections to our schools. In 2014 the Kamloops region was chosen as one of four regional hubs along with Vancouver, Nanaimo, and Capital Region in recognition of their already strong local food movements, inspiring school health activity and potential to nurture a strong local network. Administered by the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) under the healthy eating strategy identified by the Province of British Columbia.

F2S programs bring healthy, local food into schools, and provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that foster food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness. F2S empowers students and school communities to make informed food choices while contributing to vibrant, sustainable regional food systems that support the health of people, place and planet.

The Kamloops Regional Hub is led by Addie de Candole. As our local F2S Community Animator she is responsible for catalyzing and convening a broader network of local school food stakeholders. Questions? Email Addie at kamloopsregion [at]

The Kamloops Region Farm to School governance consists of an advisory committee with representation from key stakeholders including School District 73, Interior Health, Kamloops Food Policy Council/GAP, Boys and Girls Club, City of Kamloops, Interior Community Services, Gardengate, Center for Seniors’ Information, and several schools.
The Kamloops Hub Region for Farm to School BC is going at eleven local schools at this time:
  • Clearwater Secondary
  • Logan Lake Secondary
  • Skeetchestn Community School
  • Barriere Elementary
  • Brock Middle School
  • NorKam Secondary School
  • 4 Directions Secondary School
  • Arthur Hatton Elementary
  • Raft River Elementary (Clearwater)
  • Kay Bingham Elementary
  • Kamloops School of the Arts

Learn more at Farm To School BC

The goal of the program is to ensure children have access to fresh, local, nutritious, safe and culturally appropriate foods while at school. Farm to School programs aim to improve student nutrition, and to provide students with educational opportunities about foods and the local food system, while supporting local farmers and the local food economy.

Today, more than 20,000 British Columbia school children are experiencing a new farm fresh crunch in their lunch as Farm To School (F2S) programs sprout up across the province. Parents, educators, farmers, health professionals and others are actively searching for information and tools to start their F2S program – a program that nourishes the body and minds of children, and contributes to the health of farms, community, and the environment.

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