Do you ever wonder what happens to leftover, dropped, bruised, or expired food from grocery stores? If you’ve seen the documentary  Just Eat It  , you’ll have an idea of the magnitude of food waste that ends up in dumpsters.

In SOME cities, this food might go into the garbage, but in Kamloops we are lucky to have a FoodSHARE truck that visits a number of area grocery retailers six days a week and brings their discarded food to the foodbank to be sorted and distributed to those in need. Read more

Kamloops Food Policy Council and Interior Community Services Updates

During the territory acknowledgement, Bonnie was invited to teach the group a couple of Secwepemc words, as she is taking Secwepemctsin this term from Secwepemc elder, Mona Jules.

Weyt-k – hello
Sqlelten7úwi – salmon Read more

Recently Carole (our Board chair), Laura (past Board chair) and I presented to City Council. It was the end of the Kamloops Official Community Plan input session, so we wanted to talk about that, and also give an overview of the work the Kamloops Food Policy Council has been doing. You can watch our presentation here (starting at 6:47).

During the presentation, we had the opportunity to communicate our keen interest in helping to implement food related aspects of the Official Community Plan, including:

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Join us for our first (of several) joint cooking workshop with Kamloops Immigrant Services!

There are still spaces available and the registration has been extended. Contact Elizabeth Brown to sign up: communityconnection@kcris.ca or 778-470-6101.

Our last meeting our biggest ever with over 40 people in attendance, and a phenomenal potluck!

We learned a lot about the some of the work that is happening in our community to help provide resources and support to those who are struggling against homelessness. Specifically, we heard about the My Place program, the Life Skills Network and the Lived Experience Committee from Glenn Hilke and Cynthia Travers.
We also heard from Lindsay Harris who is a researcher at UBCO working with the Kamloops Food Policy Council on her PhD dissertation.
Finally, Hannah Juras shared information about Serve, a program that will give non-profits an opportunity to have a group of youth volunteers next summer from July 1st through 7th.
There are attachments in the meeting minutes that provide more information about all of these important and helpful programs and initiatives, so please check it out here: Nov 1, 2017 KFPC Minutes
See you on December 6th.

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Our next meeting is coming up on November 1, it will be a legendary potluck dinner as always! We are going to hear from special guests Glenn Hilke about My Place, and Joanne Juras about the Serve program coming to town next July. It will be a great meeting!

KFPC Agenda Nov 1, 2017

The KFPC is hiring!! We are looking for a vibrant communications and administration coordinator, to help us grow our public profile and let people know what we’re all about. An interest and involvement in local food systems and food security is an asset.

The contract runs from November 13, 2017-March 31, 2018, working out of the Mt Paul Food Centre or your home. Job posting closes on November 3 at 5pm.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions, and we hope to see any interested contractors at our November 1 meeting!

To submit your resume and cover letter, email it to Addie at kamloopsfoodpolicy@gmail.com By November 3.

KFPC Job Description for Comm_Admin Role 2017

October is Farm to School month, and we heard from Paul Denby (teacher at Arthur Hatton Elementary) and Vessy Mochikas (principal at Brock Middle School) about what they are doing through their Farm to School BC programs at each of their schools, it was very inspirational!

Check out the minutes from our last meeting, and we look forward to seeing you at the November 1 meeting!

KFPC Minutes Oct 4, 2017

 

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!