WHO ARE WE?

The Food Share Network was formed in 2013 in consultation with more than 40 community groups who recognized a need to collaborate on innovative approaches to increase food security in Greater Victoria.

The Food Share Network worked together to establish a coordinated food distribution system that brings together the whole community from grocers and farmers to community organizations. As a Network, we are helping to distribute 10,000 lbs (4,550 kgs) of fresh healthy vegetables, fruits, and dairy to individuals and families who need this food to survive and thrive. 

All residents of the Capital Region enjoy food security
The Food Share Network is a collaborative of caring organizations focused on enhancing food security in the Capital Region through collaboration and cooperation. This Network includes food banks, neighbourhood centres, schools, Indigenous agencies, seniors facilities and other participating organizations serving and supporting low income and food insecure populations.
Empowerment; dignity and respect; food and community; stewardship; collective impact.

WHAT IS FOOD SECURITY?

The Food Share Network defines food security as: reliable access to sufficient, safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food from sustainable, non-emergency sources.

The Food Share Network is an innovative umbrella that enhances food security in the Capital Region through collaboration and cooperation among food banks, community centres, donors and other participating organizations. Participating organizations share the common values of empowerment, dignity and respect, food and community, stewardship, and collective impact. There is a broad consensus on shifting the focus toward food security and self-reliance as a means to create a healthier and more resilient population.