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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. 

Photo 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/

Monday, June 6, 2016

Just two more sleeps! Food for Today & Food for the Future

Our big event is just two sleeps away! If you haven't registered yet, here is a sneak peak at some of our evening workshops to wet your appetite:

  • Container Food Gardening
  • Healthy Eating - What's the Problem?
  • Bee keping and Pollinators
  • Children and Food Security - Making it Fun and Making it Work

For each topic we'll have some hands-on fun, and also discuss the implications of the topic on the wider picture of food security. 

Can't wait!