What is food policy?

Food policies are the decisions we make individually and together about food — how it’s grown, harvested, prepared, shared and enjoyed.  Good public policy is key to increasing the quality of our food, growing our local food economy, reducing food insecurity, and improving the health of the land.

The KFPC hosts discussions, presentations, and educational opportunities at our network potlucks.  We respond to critical issues that impact our food system, like the debates on urban hens and bees, the elimination of pesticides, and industrial development proposals such as the Ajax Mine and the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline. Getting involved in our programs, or our partner’s programs, is a great way to learn about the underlying issues in our food system and to find out how you can take action towards the kind of food system you’d like to see.

Here are some of the plans and policies we’ve contributed to at the local government level, in collaboration with the City of Kamloops.

City of Kamloops Food and Urban Agriculture Plan

The KFPC also contributes to food policy and program development by publishing and sharing what we’ve learned.

For more food policy resources please visit the BC Food Security Gateway Resource Catalogue.

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June Virtual Network Meeting

How close are we to having a regenerative, just and sovereign food system in Kamloops?   Please join us at our virtual network meeting on Wednesday June 10th from 5:30pm-7:00pm when Emily Pletsch will be presenting her research results…
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KFPC Mayor's Task Force Submission

In response to Kamloops Mayor Christian’s Task Force on Economic Recovery and Renewal, the Kamloops Food Policy Council has submitted recommendations carefully aimed at leading Kamloops and area towards a sustainable and just local food system…
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Resiliency Gardening

The Covid 19 Pandemic has created a lot of stress and uncertainty for everyone, but has triggered a renewed interest in growing food and cultivating a regenerative food system. The KFPC is launching a "Resiliency Gardening" Campaign to get…

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