“People and community groups working together ”
to build a community where all persons at all times have enough food for well-being.
GAP partners up volunteer pickers with private home owners to glean excess produce from their property. Pickers work in small groups and are sent by the coordinator to private yards to pick produce. Learn More >>
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Established as a not-for-profit organization, the Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) acts as umbrella to 20-30 food- related associations in our area. KFPC emphasizes public education on food security issues as well as supports concrete food system programs, of which Public Produce is one. Public Produce is part of Community Food Action Program of the KFPC. The current Public Produce site is located at McDonald Park on the North Shore, on the perimeter of the community garden. There is a second Public Produce site on the corner of Elm St and Tranquille that is currently under construction. In 2011, with the help of a City of Kamloops Social Planning Grant, KFPC brought Darrin Nordahl, author of “Public Produce” to speak to our community. http://www.darrinnordahl.com Soon after, the first public garden (Kamloops Public Produce ) was planted with a small grant from Interior Health Authority on an abandoned city lot in downtown Victoria Street. This pilot project was extraordinarily successful because of community engagement. It was a program that the city residents embraced, either volunteering time and/or by donating services. Commitment ranged from the United Way Day of Caring by the Royal Bank employees, to the installation of an irrigation system by Painless Underground Sprinklers, to help from such diverse institutions as the Kamloops Regional Correction Centre and the Stuart Wood Elementary School. Master Gardeners have always been an integral part of the Program, offering advice and expertise as well as help with maintenance....
We are going to reconvene next week for the first time in 2017, it will be wonderful to see everyone again! We are going to learn more about the Oncore Seniors Society and how they connect their senior clients to healthy food, as well as from the City of Kamloops and their Green Expo, and a PhD researcher who will be studying the KFPC.
It’s a potluck, so bring a dish if you can, but no problem if you can’t! See you next Wednesday at 5:30pm at the Mt Paul Food Center (140 Laburnum St).Read More
We had a more relaxing December meeting, with an educational theme of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, or the SDGs. We reflected on the work that the KFPC and its member organizations are doing already, and thought about how we could frame our work inside the SDGs for a more consistent narrative of non-profit work.Read More
Listen at the above link to hear a Radio NL interview with Addie de Candole about the movie happening tonight at TRU called Just Eat It, as well as about her involvement with Farm to School BC and the KFPC. Thanks Radio NL!Read More
Our next KFPC meeting will divert from the usual structure, December is a time to relax a bit and learn something new. We are going to be learning about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, an important set of goals that is still not well known. There will be lots of networking time as well!
As usual, it’s a potluck dinner, and the meeting will run from 5:30-8pm at Mt Paul Food Center at 140 Laburnum St on the north shore. Hope to see you there!