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We're Hiring - Summer Student!

Job Posting:Kamloops Food Action Summer Student The KFPC and the Farmers' Market are hiring a summer student this year! The job is available to any full time students returning to school in the fall. The 10-week job will be 30 hours/week…
Network Meeting Nov 2017

Food Policy Through Collaboration

So much of the work in advancing local food policy is about relationships, partnerships, and collaborations across multiple sectors. A critical first step is to begin to reach out to people and develop relationships. Is there a community dietitian…
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“Downtown at the Market” Feasibility Study Public Open House

“Downtown at the Market” Feasibility Study Public Open House Kamloops and the surrounding region have a long history of ranching, agriculture, and indigenous food systems, as well as developing innovative approaches for food and agriculture…
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May 1 Pesticide Free Orchard Workshop

This presentation focuses on the ingredients that create a healthy environment for a backyard orchard - soil management, water use, tree and small fruit nutrition and organic tree fruit management. Tamara will also discuss management of specific…
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Kamloops Food Bank - 2015 Year in Review

This document highlights the activities of the Kamloops Food Bank and provides statistics for 2015 (and previous years for comparison) 2015 - KFB Summary
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Farm2School Meeting

Many of our KFPC board members attended a Farm2School meeting today to discuss the next steps of the program here in Kamloops. There was great energy and ideas being shared, and we at the KFPC are excited to be a part of this wonderful group…
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We're famous!

Shaw TV did a great video summarizing our programs at our 20th anniversary celebration! Check it out here.
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$150,000 announced for the Seniors Community Kitchen!

Funding has been announced for the Centre for Seniors Information to update their kitchen to a fully functioning, large-scale community kitchen to create a hub for social inclusiveness and teach people about cooking, baking, canning and…
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City's Open House, May 26 & 30

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…

20th Anniversary AGM and Celebration May 6th

Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Kamloops Food Policy Council on Wed, May 6th.  See the poster for further details  AGM_Poster15
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Real Estate Foundation Interior Dialogue

The Real Estate Foundation came to town, and asked a few of us Kamloopsians what we thought of the food system here in the Interior. So we told them! Here is the summary report from that discussion. Interior Summary Report 01.08.2015 The…
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City of Kamloops Media Release: Input for Food and Urban Agriculture Plan

​ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 21, 2015   Let’s Talk: Food and Urban Agriculture Plan - Harvesting Our Potential               Kamloops, BC – The City is working on a Food and Urban Agriculture…
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New Kamloops Farm to School Hub!

Exciting news, Kamloops has been chosen as one of the three provincial Farm to School Regional Hub! This means that more local food will be working its way into eight of our local schools! To do that, we are looking to hire a part-time Community…
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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…
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Tournament Capital Input

The Food Policy Council encourages our members to complete the short, online survey that can be found here. It’s important that KFPC members help shape the future of this sizeable public land mass that has considerable agricultural potential. For…
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Kamloops Tournament Ranch

What do you think about the expansion plans for the Tournament Capital Ranch? Since some of the land is part of the ALR, there are ideas about supporting sustainable farming on the ranch, including incubator farm for new farmers and an agriculture…
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Kamloops Foundation Grant!

We were successful in receiving a $2500 grant from the Kamloops Foundation back at the end of June. The grant continues to promote Urban Agriculture with a major emphasis on Social Enterprise.  We will be partnering with GAP (Gleaning Abundance…
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GAP on CBC!

Check out the link below to hear this morning's interview with Sandra (the new coordinator) about the Gleaning Abundance Program (GAP)! http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/British+Columbia/ID/2473593897/