Too often the lowest income people 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.
Farms to Friends is our new in partnership with Vancouver Foundation, Vancity Credit Union, United Way Lower Mainland, the City of Vancouver and the West Kootenay EcoSociety to support low income families and seniors this year to access healthy food grown locally in the West Kootenays. 16 weeks of fresh farm produce will go to households door steps across the region, with no contact delivery ensuring low risk in spreading COVID. Local cooks and chefs will support by providing simple recipes so households can get some learning in how to use the local produce in easy to make meals each week.