Saturday, March 9 at 4:30pm
FEATURED NON-PROFIT – FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
Saturday, March 9 before Edge of the Knife
The Kamloops Food Policy council will be in the lobby before our screening of Edge of the Knife. The themes of hunger in the film align with the work this council does so it’s appropriate that they’ll be able to let our audience know about their far reaching initiatives.
The Kamloops Food Policy Council is an organization that aims to grow a regenerative food system in Kamloops by building community capacity through programs, partnerships, and policy. Our flagship program is the Gleaning Abundance Program (GAP), where we harvest excess fruit from local trees and distribute it to volunteers, social service agencies, and the tree-owner. Building on the energy of our GAP volunteers, we also now offer food-skill building workshops and host a seed library. We foster partnerships at our monthly networking potluck, where individuals and other organizations involved in the food system gather to learn and share. Finally, we aim to influence policy by initiating discussions between local government and community partners on implementing key goals related to food, and hosting events like Nourish, which is a one-day forum for the community to consider how to address the root causes of household food insecurity. Find out more about KFPC here.