Community Food Centre

Mount Paul Community Food Centre

The Mount Paul Community Food Centre is a hub for all local food security programming. The focus of our vision is to operate the centre based on food access, food skills and education.

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Better at Home

An umbrella of non-medical services aimed at seniors to assist their independence. Services include; grocery shopping assistance, food hamper delivery, farmers market nutritional coupon program, friendly visitors, good morning calls, yard maintenance assistance and light housekeeping.

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Community Gardens

Community Gardens are fenced shared land divided into garden plots for use of anyone in the community who wishes to participate in the opportunity to grow their own nutritious and healthy produce.

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Culinary Classes

Shared kitchens where people come to cook and socialize in a fun environment while either learning new skills or passing on their own culinary knowledge.

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Food Sense

Food Sense is a 6 week program designed to create healthy meals at low cost with increased nutrition. A variety of recipes are taught and techniques including how to cook from scratch and how to modify recipes for a higher nutritional content. The program has been designed by dietitians and educators and built on Canada’s Food Guide.

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Harvest to Home

A program designed to help process the donated food received by Mount Paul Community Food Centre. Donated food from the local grocery stores is sorted, recovered and processed at the centre to use in programming and to assist in combating food waste. The program is offered once a week and offered in partnership with the Kamloops Food Bank.

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Meals On Wheels

The “Meals On Wheels” is a meal delivery program available to all persons who are unable to provide meals for themselves regardless of age or income.

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Public Produce

A garden that is designed as a public space where community members are able to glean from and contribute to in an open park setting. This welcoming space is located in McDonald Park.

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Children's Programming

By using exciting, interactive techniques based within food, children will explore a combination of cooking and gardening techniques in a fun, vibrant space. Options include both workshop cooking series or one time interactive kitchens for children under the age of 13

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Educational Garden

A learning garden located at the Mount Paul Community Food Centre that showcases a variety of produce and growing techniques, the importance of local fresh food and the link from garden to table.

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Good Food Organization

Interior Community Services (ICS) is a Good Food Organization through Community Food Centres Canada. ICS is one of 105 organizations from across Canada who are joining together to work for a healthy and fair food system. The Good Food Organizations initiative supports food security organizations by increasing their capacity to offer healthy and dignified food programs in their communities. Through the initiative, ICS has increased access to resources, customized training, potential grants as well as access to a network of progressive organizations committed to increasing health, promoting social change and offering community capacity programs across Canada.

ICS' involvement in food security continues to expand with the opening of the Mount Paul Food Centre. The Food Centre operates with a number of food security programs all working together to promote the importance of individual's and the community's food security. For more information on ICS programs please contact the Food Centre at 236-421-1011. For more information on the Good Food Organizations initiative, visit: http://cfccanada.ca

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