“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. 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. In 2012, The City of Kamloops initiated a permanent, accessible, non-gated organic Edible Demonstration Garden in McDonald Park on Kamloops north shore, a low- income neighborhood. Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) has a Letter of Understanding with the City of Kamloops to...
Community Futures Thompson Country is partnering with the Small Scale Food Processors of British Columbia (SSFPA) to host an information session on establishing a community food lab in the Kamloops region. Here is a link to a concept paper on the topic. Kamloops_Community Food Analysis Lab V3
The session is from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Community Futures office in Kamloops located at 230 – 301 Victoria St. (second floor about the TD Bank and McDonalds at the corner of Victoria St and Third Ave.)
There is limited seating so please register at
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Here are the minutes of the January 6 network meeting for your review. A great meeting with lots of information to share.Read More
This document highlights the activities of the Kamloops Food Bank and provides statistics for 2015 (and previous years for comparison)Read More
On May 6, 2015 we had our annual general meeting. It was also a wonderful celebration where we recognized our founding members and organizations and our history over the past 20 years. Laura Kalina gave a wonderful presentation titled “ KFPC a Leader in Canada: 20 Years of Food Security in Kamloops”
Here are the 2015_KFPC_AGM_Minutes in pdf format. This file includes Laura’s presentation in PDF format. This is a very large file (22MB)!