Jun 26th, 2024 | Rural Food Banks Study Webinar

Rural Food Banks Study Webinar

June 26th, 2024 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT  

Zoom Online Webinar

Land to Table is proud to share results from a Rural Food Banks Study completed in collaboration with Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society, and four rural food banks in the Interior. The study was undertaken to help understand and co-develop solutions to the unique challenge of feeding people in rural communities in British Columbia in the face of increasing demand for food bank services.

Register for the upcoming Rural Food Banks Webinar and join us as we facilitate a conversation with the four participating food banks on Zoom on June 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT.

The purpose of this session 

We are excited to to co-host a discussion sharing findings from the Final Report, which highlights:

  • Impetus for the project from the food banks’ perspective (e.g. hear from Golden Food Bank, Eagle Valley Community Support Society, Columbia Valley Food Bank, and Revelstoke Community Connections food bank)
  • The challenges of food banking in a rural context 
  • Trends in the populations and clients served across the four rural food banks
  • Comparisons across rural and urban food bank operations (e.g. revenue and recovered vs purchased food)
  • The study pivot (toward the addition of a cost-recovery model)
  • Recommendations to collaboratively support: staff capacity, program development, joint food procurement (including local fresh items), inventory management, relationship building, and shared infrastructure development.

Land to Table, along with research partners at ISFS, are grateful to have the opportunity to work with these food banks and learn through this study. We look forward to sharing more about lessons learned and ways forward on June 26th.