Food Action

 
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Fact stands for Food Action committee for Today and Tomorrow

FACT is a group that meets monthly to see what can be done to improve food security for Enderby and area citizens. FACT started in 2012 as an initiative of the Enderby and District Community Resource Centre. FACT has representation from City Council, Interior Health, Enderby and District Community Resource Centre, Healthiest Babies, farmers and area citizens. The FACT vision is to have
“A community that has a sustainable and healthy food system where all people have access to safe, healthy and culturally appropriate food that can be obtained in a dignified manner.”

FACT purpose and goals include:

  1. To share information and network.

  2. Identify and fill service gaps

  3. Support existing programs and initiatives.

  4. Raise public awareness and education regarding food security.

  5. Work to change local government, Interior Health, and Regional
    District policies to support our vision.

FACT Initiatives

  • The Harvest Sharing Hut provides a time and place to connect people who have too much produce with people who want fresh produce. Every Monday morning from 9AM to noon gardeners and farmers bring their extra fruits and vegetables to the Hut and people who can use this food come and pick it up. It’s that simple! In 2015 during its first season, the Hut shared 3,386.25kg which is 7,449 ¾ pounds. That’s 3.72 tonnes of food or the size of an adult African elephant! The Hut strives not only to help feed those in need but to prevent food wastage. Everyone is welcome. Come check it out from the first Monday in June to Thanksgiving.

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  • Community Gardens - Since the summer of 2016 the FACT committee has partnered with Splatsin over the Enderby-Splatsin Community Garden (Behind the Quilakwa Ballpark, intersection of Old Vernon Rd. and
    Fortune Rd.)
    In 2019 a second area of community gardens has been set up behind the Harvest Sharing Hut in the Maud Street parking lot (Maud Street and Cliff Avenue).
    All are welcome to participate in either of these community gardens. Feel free to help yourself to some produce and/or have a share in the care of it.

  • Our FACT committee has initiated various Community Kitchens & Food Skills classes over the last few years. The most recent and consistent ones are the Community Kitchens for Seniors' . Community members are drawn together to learn food skills and new recipes, as well as enjoy the company of others around food - the most natural common denominator."

FACT invites anyone who has a passion for food, food security, food sustainability and community service to come to our meetings &/or volunteer at The Hut or the Community Garden. Let’s Eat!

 

To find out more about the food activities or
to join our committee; contact us through
Enderby and District Community Resource Centre at either
edcomrc@outlook.com or 250-838-9446.