“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...
The United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo has generously donated $8000 to our Community Food Action Program, which will support our Gleaning Abundance Program and help the Bakcyard Sharing get off the ground! Thank you so much!Read More
Paula Masyk is a Kamloops Food Policy Council member, a horticulturalist, and a writer at large. She has recently completed a very informative seed catalogue for The Market Garden, a thriving business in Victoria. Paula’s catalogue is an excellent information resource for Kamloops gardeners.
Feel free to contact Paula by phone ((778-470-0421) or email (pmasyk at shaw.ca)Read More
The next stage of the City’s Food and Urban Agriculture Plan will involve public input. Head out to one of the two events to make your voice heard! For more information, visit the city’s website.
Open House Information:
Tues May 26, 4:30pm to 7pm, Northills Mall
Sat May 30, 11am to 2pm, Interior Savings Centre – Parkside Lounge
Food security is a key area in both the Sustainable Kamloops Plan (2010) and the Kamloops Social Plan (2009). Over the past 15 months, the City has been developing a Food and Urban Agriculture Plan with the help of an advisory committee. Backyard hens, community gardens, composting, farmers’ markets, educational opportunities and more – this plan will provide policy direction and recommendations on just about anything to do with local food and urban agriculture.
And now, a draft version of the Food and Urban Agriculture Plan is here! The plan draws from the extensive stakeholder and public input received over the last year, as well as research into best practices and promising approaches in other communities. 645 surveys were completed, hundreds of people attended our open houses, and over a dozen meetings were held with a broad range of stakeholder and community groups – thank you to everyone who participated! The draft plan has been reviewed by Council and by the plan’s Advisory Committee. Please see the link on this page to view the draft Food and Urban Agriculture Plan now!
We are bringing the plan to the public for a pair of open houses later this month. We’ll have food samples, informational displays, staff on hand to discuss the ideas within the plan, and laptop stations with interactive maps of local food system resources. This is your chance to provide input on the action items within the plan itself before it goes to Council for adoption later in the summer. Let’s Talk!Read More
Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Kamloops Food Policy Council on Wed, May 6th. See the poster for further details AGM_Poster15Read More