With pandemics and climate change, building a local, resilient and sustainable food system is more important than ever.
Shuswap Food Action Society’s mission is to build community around local food and raise awareness of food security issues affecting our community. We believe everybody has the right to an affordable, safe and nutritious diet. This includes the ability to grow, gather or purchase food. By supporting our local food system, we are increasing the resilience of our community.
In order to bolster our local food network, Shuswap Food Action plans to facilitate lasting relationships between producers and consumers and to decrease the barriers of people accessing and preparing healthy foods that are produced by our community.
Eat Local is a relatively simple concept with implications that resonate throughout the whole community. A strong local food system means residents benefit from the availability of safe, nutritious food, while producers benefit from the increased revenue and the community benefits from more money remaining in our local market place.
We have volunteer opportunities with our community garden, farmer’s market, school-based programs and Shubox program.
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