Too often the people most in-need are hit the hardest by emergencies and disasters. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. People working in the service and retail industry at low paying jobs continue to work to provide essential services like food for others, but often can’t access local healthy food.
Farms to Friends is our new in partnership with Vancouver Foundation, Vancity Credit Union, United Way Lower Mainland, the City of Vancouver, the LeRoi Foundation, the Osprey Foundation and the West Kootenay EcoSociety to support families and seniors in need to access healthy food grown locally in the West Kootenays. Fresh farm produce gets delivered to household door steps across the region, with no contact delivery ensuring low risk in spreading COVID.
We’re working to understand the needs and food systems education gaps with households in need to build a more resilient community.