August 31, 2017

Back to School – A Time for Canadians to Consider Food Security?

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.

Student MealsThe 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)

Click here for the full CBC Radio Broadcast

The story also refers to this video from the Breakfast Club of Canada.

‘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.

More about the ‘Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program!

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