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Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 15 - Explore the Income-Food Connection

Join us March 15 @ Burnaby Neighbourhood House (Metrotown) (6:30 - 8:30pm)

Speakers, Q&A and Discussion


According to the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition a leading cause of health problems is lack of food. "B.C. is facing a chronic hunger problem and significant food insecurity. After paying for rent, heat and electricity, people with low income have little money left over for food so they are less likely to eat fruit, vegetables, milk products, and other food that provide the nutrients they need for good health."

SPEAKERS: 

Trish Garner, Community Organizer of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, will provide inspiration and practical tools to support you in becoming a champion for change in tackling the root causes of poverty. The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition is a broad-based network of over 400 organizations throughout BC. Trish will talk about a variety of ways to support the provincial call for a poverty reduction plan for BC through community engagement, public education and effective advocacy. Trish provides a space for everyone to get involved. Trish is the co-author of A Poverty Reduction Plan for BC and a regular media contributor and commentator.

Amy Weeks is the Food and Education Coordinator for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB). Amy has been working with and supporting community organizations and their food programs for over 10 years. Amy will talk about The Role of Food Programming and how it contributes to community connection and resilience.

Come and join a community conversation on how we can all advocate for greater equality and a more food secure future.