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The Gleaner: Food security and coming together in pandemic times

  The Gleaner is a bi-weekly round-up of blog posts, new stories, featured resources and important happenings from the BC Food Security Gateway.   The Gateway supports knowledge exchange and collaboration to address food security in BC, including hosting an amazing community of practice, whose work we are delighted to highlight. 

BC Food Security Gateway Community of Practice

Community of PracticeCommunity of Practice members and guests on a monthly virtual meeting   The Gateway’s Community of Practice (CoP) convenes folks throughout the traditional Indigenous territories we call BC who are engaged in food systems, food policy, food networks, and food movement work at the community level. We are currently meeting twice a month to support each other during the pandemic.

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Featured Posts


We’re pulling together COVID-19 Food Security resources for you

The Gateway will post credible resources on Covid-19 for the BC Food Security/Food Sovereignty community during the pandemic. If you are finding a helpful resource you think we should post please send it our way.


What’s New? 

[WEBINAR] Food Policy and Covid-19 From Short-Term Response to Food Systems Transformation | April 16 12 PM PST   Vancouver Foundation Community Response Fund  

News Highlights

Our top 10 news stories from the last few weeks covering COVID-19 and impact on food security and systems.

Featured Resources

Gateway’s Resources offers food security resources, such as toolkits, policy papers, reports and action plans specific to BC, as well as a small number of non-BC resources that have direct relevance to BC food security.     

Recommendations for Minimizing COVID-19 Risk for Community-Based Food Programs

This document is intended for community-based food programs including: soup kitchens; community kitchens; and non-profit organizations offering meals prepared and served to the public during COVID-19.

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Community Gardens in Pandemic Times

This blog post will be updated with guidelines on how to steward community gardens safely in pandemic times. Examples of signage are included as well.


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