Community Food Hubs
COMMUNITY FOOD HUBS | How does food connect you to your community?
Greater Victoria Community Food Hubs Strategy is a collective of individuals and organizations working with the Capital Region to increase and empower inclusive, dignified, placed-based initiatives that help people access nutritious foods, build food skills, knowledge and connection to food, land, and communities where people live, work, and play.
There is a strong collaborative effort underway across the Capital Region to develop a range of community and neighbourhood food hubs where undertaking activities like community meals, seniors lunches, good food boxes, community kitchens, food rescue projects, local farm markets, cooking classes, gardening groups and more. Research demonstrates that these activities build social connections, greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and strengthen community health and food security. Over the last year through a series of roundtables and workhshops, we have shared collective capabilities, assets, and resources to deepen programs and support new initiatives to foster learning and celebrate our successes.
We are so grateful to share the stories of how food is being shared to engage and connection communities! CRFAIR is proud to be a part of the growing, strong network of community food hubs made up of hard-working, talented food champions in increasing food access and food literacy across the region.
Please share widely and learn how to get involved in your local food movement. www.crfair.ca
Thank you to our guests & everyone who participatied in the making of this flim:
Alex Harned - Fernwood NRG/ CRFAIR / Food Skills Connection
Linda Geggie - Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable
Derek Powell - Barefoot Organics
Eden Murray - The Youth Food Action Team
Boma Brown - Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG), Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour (SNIWWOC)
Courtney Striker - UVSS Food Bank & Free Store/ Food Skills Connection
Jasmine Robertson - CRFAIR/UVSS Food Bank / Food Skills Connection
Thanks to Food Hubs Steering Committee:
LifeCycles Project Society | Shelbourne Community Kitchen | Farm To School BC | Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses | Food Share Network | Saanich Neighbourhood Place
Thank you to our funders:
The Victoria Foundation
The Vancouver Foundation
The Victoria Community Food Hub Society
Thank you to our videographer:
Trait Photogrpahy - traitphoto.com
150 Fruit Trees
CRFAIR and the Good Food Network have partnered with Le Coteau Nursery and the Capital Regional District to support the development of community orchards in the region. Distribution of our 150 Fruit Trees has begun!