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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Things to do in July

Dear Food First-ers:

Here a few great upcoming events we thought you might be interested in! Also, stay tuned for some later summer workshops from Food First. 

Grandview Woodlands Food Connection - Garden Party Fundraiser
Thursday, July 7
5:00 - 9:00pm

Britannia Secondary sports field 

Courtesy of: https://gwfoodconnection.wordpress.com 


Monday, July 11
6:00pm
Tommy Douglas Library (7311 Kingsway)


Gardening is a great form of exercise and at this interactive workshop you’ll learn about creative ways that you can make gardening with arthritis easier. This workshop will be presented by the Arthritis SocietyFree, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online
Courtesy of: www.examiner.com/article/gardening-tips-for-arthritis-sufferers

Seeding the Future: An evening with Vandana Shiva

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist and social activist, widely regarded as the torchbearer of the international sustainable food movement.


Thursday July 14, 2016
8:00pm
St. Andrews Wesley United Church
1022 Nelson St. Vancouver
Tickets: $25

Courtesy of : http://indiansummerfest.ca



Richmond Eats: A Local-Eating Challenge

From August 21 - 27, 2016 Richmond Food Security Society staff and supporters will eat only produce, mean and seafood grown, raised or caught in Richmond (or just off the coast). Details on how you can get involved coming soon! Participation open to those living outside of Richmond. 



Thursday, June 23, 2016

We're still excited!

Dear Food First-ers:

We're still excited from our Food Forum on June 8th! A big thank you again to everyone that attended, volunteered, donated or participated. We are grateful! There was also lots of 'food for thought' from the many fascinating speakers that took part. 

 A popular topic of the day was Food Waste. To help us understand the problem and what we can do about it as individuals, in our jobs, and in our society Jennifer Rustemeyer was one of our great speakers. She spoke on her recent documentary: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. We throw away approximately 40 per cent of food in the garbage! This is a staggering number. 


Credit: Eoghan 

Image from: www.foodwastemovie.com 

Jennifer is also the producer of the 2010 documentary The Clean Bin Project

As follow-up to the Forum, Food First will be working on a collaborative 'outcomes and next steps' report that will include a wide range of actions we can all take to improve food security in our community. Food waste will be one of the many topics included. So stay tuned for your opportunity to participate!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thank You!

Burnaby Food First would like to extend a very big thank you to everyone who attend our 'Food Matters: Food for Today & Food for the Future' Forum last week! Attendance was great and we had a lot of fun. Stay tuned for our outcomes report, and follow-up workshops. 

Thank you again as well to our sponsors:


  • United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • Vancity
  • Fraser Health

And thank you to the Burnaby South ACE-IT culinary training program for preparing such amazing food!



Photo Sourced from: http://foodshare.org.au/