The Creston Valley Food Action Coalition and Fields Forward Society are working together to process cherries and provide the products to people in need including cherry juice that will be produced with a mobile presser. Photo credit: Andrew Bibby
More people in the Columbia Basin will have better access to nutritious food and healthy meals as ten food recovery projects move forward to reduce food waste and help families meet their basic needs. These projects are receiving over $440,000 from Columbia Basin Trust.
“Communities told us that making essentials like nutritious food more affordable and accessible is a priority for improving well-being in our region,” said Aimee Ambrosone, Director, Delivery of Benefits at Columbia Basin Trust. “Food recovery is one way that we can meet the needs of children and families, while also helping to reduce food waste and loss.”
In addition to redirecting food, the projects may involve upgrading technology or infrastructure to improve or expand food recovery operations, and building public knowledge about food preparation, growing, preservation and storage, especially amongst children, youth and their families.
Here are a few of the projects:
Nutritious and Fresh
Targeting Health and Resilience
One of the objectives of the Trust’s Social Strategic Plan is to help people afford and meet basic needs like food. The Trust is also partnering with the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets to expand its Nutrition Coupon Program within the Basin. Learn about all the ways the Trust is supporting social well-being at ourtrust.org/social.