Learning Circle to Support School Food Services in the Capital Region

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Learning Circle to Support School Food Services in the Capital Region

A gathering to share resources and ideas for using family affordability funds to support school food services in the Capital Region.

By Farm to School BC

When and where

Date and time

Wed, Oct 26, 2022 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM PDT



About this event

Many schools in our region have or will soon be receiving a significant influx of funds to support school food programs. This gathering is for those people who are interested in exploring opportunities to use those funds to provide healthy meals to as many students as possible, while building program sustainability beyond the term of this one year funding.

The gathering will open with a short presentation introducing many organizations and programs that may be able to help your school efficiently access food and resources to help serve it. The remaining portion of the session will divide the group into small break out rooms with a knowledgeable facilitator to discuss challenges and opportunities related to:

  • Breakfast programs
  • Lunch programs
  • Snack programs
  • High school food services
  • Community hampers and food for families

These break out rooms will be an opportunity for participants to learn from each other and see what other schools are doing or planning. Detailed notes from the discussions will be made and shared. Farm to School BC and its partners will also seek to provide further support following from the discussion.

If you are interested in the resources and notes from this meeting but are unable to attend, please contact Matthew, the Capital Region Animator for Farm to School BC, at capitalregion@farmtoschoolbc.ca.

About the organizer

Organized by
Farm to School BC

Farm to School brings healthy, local and sustainable food into schools and provides students with hands-on learning opportunities that develop food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness.

Farm to School BC is a program of the Public Health Association of BC and is supported by the Province of British Columbia.