Food security is top of mind for many people and communities right now. Over the past three years, the COVID-19 pandemic, heat domes, wildfires, floods, inflation, and the rising costs of food have contributed to food insecurity. While all of these factors have been overwhelming, communities are coming together to prove their resilience and are building stronger relationships in response.
In 2021, United Way of BC (UWBC) was looking to support and build on these connections and approached folks across many communities to establish its Regional Community Food Hub program. Seeing the work being done by UWBC, Interior Health reached out to support the Regional Community Food Hubs across the region.