History

History of KFPC

The Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC), established in 1995, has emphasized public education on food security issues as well as concrete food system projects, such as the very successful Community Gardens which were initiated with the help of land provided by the City of Kamloops and donations from service clubs and private citizens. The KFPC acts as an umbrella,providing an opportunity for project and advocacy groups to co-ordinate their work.

This includes groups such as:

  • Gardengate
  • Community Gardens
  • Community Kitchens
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • Good Food Box
  • Farm to School Program
  • Heartland Quality Foods

It also acts as forum where the experiences and insights derived from these grassroots projects can be framed as policies for adoption by agencies, institutions and governments. One such document is the Kamloops Food Action Plan. Kamloops_Food_Plan