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Changing the Face of Poverty 2021 Report

The Kamloops Food Policy Council is grateful for their time as facilitators of the Kamloops Changing the Face of Poverty (CFP).  At the wake of the pandemic,  it became clear that our food systems in Canada are fragile and can collapse…

The Resiliency of Local

Seeing the empty shelves and bare fridges in our local grocery stores has been a surreal experience. First a global pandemic, months without blue skies due to wildfire smoke, and now extreme flooding and the destruction of intra-provincial connections.…

Kamloops Urban Food Land Report

We are thrilled to announce the release of the Kamloops Urban Foodlands Report! This report explores current urban foodlands practices and policies in Kamloops and aligns them with community visions and outcomes. This report aims to understand…
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June Network Meeting Summary

Our June Network meeting took place on 2nd of this month. Many familiar faces joined the meeting along with some new people. Bonnie Klohn our food policy lead and Emily Pletsch were the host of this meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to…

Meeting Notes

At our February meeting,  we were guided by Dr. Kyra Garson in looking at the stages of intercultural capacity and intercultural development, and at our April meeting, we added onto that by looking at layers of racial advantage.…
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MEET OUR FOOD HUB PARTNERS: OPEN DOOR GROUP GARDENGATE 

MEET OUR FOOD HUB PARTNERS: OPEN DOOR GROUP GARDENGATE  A chat with Rob Wright We had a brief chat with Rob Wright, a Program Coordinator at Gardengate and a Kamloops Food Policy Council Board Director. Gardengate is a program operated by…
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Meeting Summary: Culture and Normativity

    Network Meeting Summary February 10, 2021 The February Network Meeting was part two of a four part series on race and the food system. The meeting was facilitated by Dr. Kyra Garson, Interculturalization Coordinator at…

MEET OUR FOOD HUB PARTNERS: LOCAL PULSE

MEET OUR FOOD HUB PARTNERS: LOCAL PULSE  A chat with Kent Fawcett   We had a brief chat with Kent Fawcett, the Creator of Local Pulse. Kent runs Local Pulse as a sole proprietorship and credits his fiancé, Nic Zdunich as the mastermind…

Meet the Food Hub Coordinator!

We will like to introduce Kent Fawcett, who will be taking on the role of Food Hub Coordinator. Kent has been a valued member of the KFPC network for the last few years, as the owner and creator of Local Pulse, a plant-based food processing…
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The Groundbreaking Kamloops Food Hub Project Awarded Provincial Grant

We are celebrating a recent announcement from the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries! Kamloops Food Policy Council in partnership with the City of Kamloops was awarded $750,000 to provide shared…
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We’re Hiring: Food Hub Coordinator

The Kamloops Food Policy Council is looking to hire a Full-Time Food Hub Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting food processing in the Kamloops region, by facilitating a food hub for the region. The long-term vision for the food…
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Exploring the Connections between Race and Food Systems 

Network Meeting Summary  December 2, 2020 Introduction The intention behind the December network meeting focused on “race and the food system” was to bring diverse voices up to the forefront and gain multiple perspectives to see where…
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November Network Meeting Summary: Native Pollinators and Integrative Pest Management

Native Pollinators and Integrative Pest Management Network Meeting Summary November 4, 2020  Elaine Sedgman and Kirsten Wourms educated KFPC network members, representatives from partner organizations, staff and contractors on Native Pollinators,…
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A Current Snapshot of the Kamloops Food System & Observations for Advancement

The cracks in the food system have long existed however, the COVID-19 crisis and the impacts of climate change have emphasized how delicate our food system is. The challenges that surfaced following the onset of the pandemic brought to the limelight…

Kamloops COVID Meal Train: Transporting Meals to Both Sides of the River

The Kamloops COVID Meal Train was born as a solution to address food insecurity and alleviate the pressure on resources brought by the COVID 19 pandemic. It was established at the end of March, the onset of the pandemic as a volunteer-led initiative…
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Seed Cleaning Extravaganza

When the FarmFolk CityFolk mobile seed cleaner recently rolled through town, a couple of us from the KFPC were lucky enough to take part in their seed cleaning session at SSOL Gardens. The mobile seed cleaner is currently being toured around…
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Food Commons: Local Food Production & a Sharing Economy

Food Commons creates an integrated and amalgamated system for a community based local sharing process. It is a radical shift from the modernized practice of food production and commoditization to a traditional sharing economy approach that caters…