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20 Mar 2024

Backgrounder Overview Food insecurity in BC is at an all time high and organizations providing hunger relief assistance are experiencing increasing demands in the communities they serve in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a cost of living crisis, and the on-going climate emergency. [...] In 2021, the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) published the Food Access Across BC Report which investigated the state of food access organizations following the Covid 19 pandemic. [...] The project resulted in the forthcoming Strengthening Food Systems and Dignified Food Access in Northern BC Report. [...] Informed by these recent investigations and supported by the Government of BC and Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Food Banks BC and PHABC are now conducting a provincial-wide examination of local context-specific challenges and interventions for improving food access and identifying leverage points for food systems transformation in the remaining regions (i.e. [...] What we are asking from food access organizations in BC Members of the PHABC team will be reaching out to managers, executive directors, and other leadership members of non-profits, charity organizations, Indigenous organizations or Nations, and social enterprises that run food access programs in British Columbia to participate in our Community Food Systems Development survey, interviews, and focu.



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