Food security means: 

  • Having enough to eat
  • Being able to easily buy, grow, prepare and cook food. 
  • Being able to get safe and healthy food regardless of income
  • Not being judged by how or where one gets one's food. 
  • Being able to get food in a way that doesn't embarrass or make one feel ashamed. 
  • Knowing where food comes from and what's in it. 
  • Protecting the land, water and people who grow, produce and sell food.

(Adapted from Thought About Food: A Workbook on Food Security and Influencing Policy.)

Because we care about PEOPLE 

41% of food bank hamper recipients are children.

Poor nutriction affects the physical and mental development of chileren and imparis learning and growth. The effects can last a lifetime. Poor nutrition also leads to chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Nearly half of East Kootenay adults do not consume at least five servings of fruit and vegetables each day ad 50% are overweight.
Familes can experience stable relationships and improved health when parents can ensure their

(Adapted from Thought About Food: A Workbook on Food Security and Influencing Policy.)

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