People and community groups working together

to build a community where all persons at all times have enough food for well-being.

Great article on the JUMP program

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Check out the article in Kamloops This Week on the amazing JUMP program!

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Please vote and help us get another community kitchen facility on the North Shore!

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The Centre for Seniors Information (CSI) has made the semi-final round in the Aviva Community Fund competition!  Their project is to build a quality commercial grade kitchen in Brocklehurst that will serve not only the CSI but many other groups in the community.  But they will not get the funding without community support translated into online votes.

Please go to this website to vote  or go to their Facebook page

It is easy to register.  And you can vote every day.  It just takes a few seconds.

Competition is stiff.  It would be wonderful to get the funding from the Aviva fund to make the kitchen a reality.  Here is a quote from Brenda Prevost, the Executive Director of CSI and a Kamloops Food Policy Council member:

“Increasing our voter turnout at this point is vital for us to move up into the top 20 in Canada.  The voting right now is really competitive but Kamloops believes in this project and what it will offer for many organizations.  If we can reach enough people we have a good chance to achieve this last step and make the Community Kitchen a reality.”

Here is a link to a YouTube video that explains the project further.

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December 3 meeting – Potluck and Movie!

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December 3 meeting – Potluck and Movie!

justeatitBeing near Christmas, we will depart slightly from our regular meeting format on December 3 at Mt. Paul United Church.  We will start with our world famous potluck dinner at 6:15 followed by a free showing of the film “Just Eat It. A food waste story”

Here is a link for more information on the film.  After the film we will have a community discussion regarding food waste in our local food system.

 

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November 5, 2014 meeting minutes

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November 5, 2014 meeting minutes

Here are the minutes from our November 5 meeting of the membership.  (next meeting is December 3)

Nov 5 2014

And here are the minutes from the November 5 meeting of the board.

Board minutes Nov 05, 2014

 

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Draft Strategic Plan for the Kamloops Food Policy Council – Your input is requested!

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Draft Strategic Plan for the Kamloops Food Policy Council – Your input is requested!

To further strengthen the governance of the Kamloops Food Policy Council, a strategic plan is being developed.  This plan articulates who we are as an organization, what we wish to accomplish, and how we wish to undertake our tasks.  This document will provide a general guide to our organization for the next 5 years.  In addition, it will provide the context for more detailed annual plans which will guide our activities on a year to year basis.

The KFPC board has drafted a Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals for our organization.  Now we need to hear from KFPC members.  Are we on the right track?  Did we leave something important out?

Please review this document kfpc_strategic_plan_nov14_draft and provide comments by email to dave.whiting@shaw.ca by November 28.  It is the intent of the board to bring a strategic plan to the membership for approval at a general meeting in 2015.

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9th Annual Pumpkin of Lights Festival at Gardengate on Thursday, October 30!

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9th Annual Pumpkin of Lights Festival at Gardengate on Thursday, October 30!

A great event hosted by a great organization.  Family Fun.  Check it out.

Pumpkins of Light 2014

 

 

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