As part of the Table Matters Network, The City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver and the District of West Vancouver are working together with Vancouver Coastal Health and lots of great community organizations to improve food security in the North Shore area. A vital part of this great work is looking at food recovery. Funded as part of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund, the Scaling Up North Shore Food Recovery project is working with food retailers, residents, community organizations and many more stakeholders to divert edible food from the waste stream and instead provide healthy nutritious food to food insecure residents. By building the capacity of all those involved to learn and work together the project will develop a strategy and tools to boost food recovery. Check out the video to see their recent capacity building event. To learn more about food recovery, check out the planH action guide.
Parkland Community Association and Cariboo Regional District hosted a Harvest Supper.
Lush Valley Food Action Society and the City of Courtenay held an event to celebrate World Food Day and begin to discuss food security in their community.
The City of Grand Forks, the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary, School District 51, the Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities, and other stakeholders released the Boundary Communities Vital Signs 2014 Report.