Our partners

The KFPC works collaboratively with food system networks around BC and across Canada and very closely with organizations and grassroots groups in Kamloops.

Get involved with food programs run by members and partners of the Kamloops Food Policy Council, the groups that make our monthly potluck and network gatherings so rich and engaging.

Community Kitchens

Sometimes cooking on your own gets tiresome or it’s difficult to stretch your food dollars. The Community Kitchens program brings people together to prepare healthy, affordable meals in an informal social environment. It is a great place to connect with other people in the community, try new recipes, and expand your food skills. Participants go home with ready-made budget-friendly meals ready to eat or freeze for later.

Community Gardens

Growing food in a community garden is a great way to access fresh, healthy produce, save money on food, pick up gardening tips from others, and meet people who live in your neighbourhood. Most community gardens in Kamloops are run by Interior Community Services. Registration usually occurs in the winter/early spring, but if you are looking for a plot, check in any time of year as sometimes new plots become available.

Kamloops Food Bank

Volunteering with the Kamloops Food Bank provides the opportunity to give back, work in a fun and supportive environment, have flexible scheduling, and have a daily volunteer lunch! The Food Bank is always willing to give tours for new volunteers. There is a volunteer application form on their website.

JUMP

JUMP is a volunteer-run Not-For-Profit organization operating a drop in centre on the North Shore that provides free community meals, produce markets, and urban community gardens. JUMP creates opportunities for people of all ages who may be struggling economically, socially and nutritionally to stabilize their lives and meet the challenges of sustaining a healthy lifestyle. It facilitates a network of peer support that helps individuals and families build personal capacity as well as our community by participating together as volunteers to achieve food security, social integration and community development.

Check the JUMP Facebook Page for current information.

The Centre for Seniors Information

Among their many activities, the Brock Activity Centre hosts regular affordable lunches as well as weekly dances to bring the community together around food and fun. There are many opportunities to volunteer with this group.

Gardengate

The Gardengate Horticulture Program is an innovative horticulture program that aims to promote healthy eating and active living for persons living with mental health issues. On a 2.8 acre organic farm in Brocklehurst, Gardengate provides rehabilitation, vocational training, and lifeskills training for participants, while providing volunteer opportunities and organic produce for members of the community.

Sponsors

We could not do the important work we do without the support of our generous sponsors:

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia