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Do you have children in school or an interest in food security?
If so, you should find this morning’s ‘The Current’ story’ Canada Needs National School Lunch Program‘ informative.
The story reminded us why we are active partners in the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets ‘Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program’.
Here are a few of the facts mentioned in the story:
- One out of six Canadian children lives in a food insecure household
- Canada is the only G8 country without a national food strategy for schools
- 4,000,000 Canadians suffer from food insecurity (ranging from not having enough to eat to having to skip meals or a day of eating)
‘Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program
Through this program, we collaborate with community organizations and member markets to provide farmers’ market coupons to lower-income families and seniors.