Resource Review: Food Guidelines for First Nations

From our summer intern, Isabela: One important aspect of food security is serving culturally appropriate foods. The Healthy Food Guidelines for First Nations was created as a resource to support healthy eating within the First Nations communities of British Columbia, respecting their ecological, social, spiritual and cultural beliefs. The guide recognizes that we eat differentlyContinue reading “Resource Review: Food Guidelines for First Nations”

Temporary Migrant Farm Workers

From Isabella, our summer intern: A recent Vancouver Food Policy Council meeting focused on an important matter regarding our current Food System – temporary migrant farm workers. Much of the local food we enjoy is grown by the 28,000 migrant farm workers in Canada. (Data taken from the 2010 – 2011 Status of Migrant FarmContinue reading “Temporary Migrant Farm Workers”

Potluck Cafe Community Kitchen

From our summer intern, Isabela: One of my goals for my internship with Planted this summer is to visit a wide range of food programs. That lead me to West Hastings Street and the Potluck Cafe, the host site for a bi-weekly community kitchen. The Potluck Cafe is a Social Enterprise. According to The SocialContinue reading “Potluck Cafe Community Kitchen”