Food Share Network: Enhancing Food Security in the Capital Region

The Food Share Network contributes to the enhanced health of people and our local communities here in the Capital Region. No one should go without access to fresh, local, nutritious food. We want to improve the efficiency and safety for people accessing non-profit food services. Our goal is to strengthen community links and access to resources that support self-sufficiency.

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Food Resources in the Capital Region

During COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted many individuals and families across the Capital Region. Many non-profit organizations have stepped up to provide food services to those in need during this time (and beyond). Many of these organizations were already operating before the crisis,  and some of these services have begun operating more recently.

The Food Share Network is maintaining a list of Food Services in the Capital region during COVID-19.  You can access that list below to learn about food services that are available.

Food Resources in the Capital Region during COVID 19

Providing Resources to Enhance Food Security

The Food Share Network is composed of over 70 non-profit agencies that have emerged from various backgrounds & needs and reflect a range of priorities.  One of the challenges in developing a common network is to create alignment around the standards of food distribution. We believe in sharing information among non-profit food services, coordinate and collaborate toward common goals.

Working Together For Food Security

We can’t do this alone so partnerships with local businesses and non-profits is key. We collaborate and work with other non-profit food security organisations. In particular, improved coordination of food distribution, with greater efficiency for donors and service providers is essential. We believe that systematic change can be achieved through advocacy.

OUR PARTNERS

Community Wellness Grant Program –  Island Health

The Island Health Community Wellness Granting Program provides opportunities to create local partnerships to address the health and wellness of the population. For the 2020/21 fiscal year Island Health has up to $800,000 in funding available.

Applications should reflect one or more of the following priorities:

  • Healthy Aging
  • Positive Mental Health
  • Social Connectedness/Family Connectedness (healthy early childhood development)
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity

Funding is intended for the development and establishment of new programs/initiatives. It is not intended for long-term, on-going funding and it may not be used to purchase capital equipment.

Community Wellness Grant Program – Island Health

FEATURED PROJECTS

GIVE FOOD GET FOOD

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FEATURED PARTNER

CRHC

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