Community Kitchens in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor.
Community and Employment Services Lunch Program
Squamish, British Columbia.
Community and Employment Services Lunch Program participants are clients of the Community and Employment Services Program and from Newport House. They pay at the beginning of the year to cover the cost of the food. On average 6-8 participants come to cook and enjoy a meal together once per week every Thursday
Food Skills for Families
The Food Skills for Families Program focused on Aboriginal, South Asian, New Immigrant and Low Income Families provides knowledge and skills to participants to choose and prepare healthy and nutritious meals. Six week programs run periodically in Squamish at various locations
Healthy Pregnancy Outreach Program (HPOP) Cooking Club
604-892-7422 or 604-892-5796 ext.417
Healthy Pregnancy Outreach Program (HPOP) Cooking Club runs every other week depending on interest. It is open to participants and graduated participants of HPOP. Participants come together to cook one or more meals that they take home to their families. There is no cost. On average 6-10 women participate. The program is funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada. Child-minding is available on site
Slow Food Cycle Sunday
Sea to Sky’s annual agritourism event, Slow Food Cycle Sunday Pemberton blows the fast-food drive-through away. The event is a pedal powered trip through the natural buffet that is Pemberton Meadows farmland to meet local growers and sample produce fresh from the field. Slow Food Cycle is: good for your carbon credits, a flat and scenic and ride-able for all ages and levels of fitness and is a sensory smorgasboard.
Last year 12 farm families, countless artists and musicians, over 30 vendors of delicious food and drink, 80 volunteers, and one well-placed sprinkler combined to give 3000 riders a day to remember in Pemberton. Come on out this year on Sunday August 21, 2011!
The World Watch Institute reports that the average food item eaten in North America has traveled 2500-4000 km from the farm table. The distance between good food and your table is as short as a 26 km bike ride.
Squamish Youth Centre
This free meeting place provides both a drop-in and structured program for local youth between 13 and 18 years of age. Young adults who are between 19 and 24 years of age can also access resource and referral services.
The Squamish Youth Centre runs a Sunday afternoon community kitchen and meal program. Youth are required to prepare, clean up, sit around a table to share a meal and use table manners as part of the program
The Whistler Youth Centre
The Whistler Youth Centre runs a Friday night community kitchen and meal program
Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health
Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health runs a weekly community kitchen with an average of 4 to 6 participants by referral only
Whistler Community Services Society — Community Kitchens
Whistler Community Services Society�s Community Kitchens focus on low cost meals using whole, fresh and seasonal, local products. The recipes are easy to master and are without many obscure ingredients. A canning class will be offered in fall 2010. Classes run twice a month from 6:30-8:15pm. The drop in price is $10 or $40 for a 5 time pass to cover the cost of the food and to subsidize the rent of the room. There is no charge for participants who are financially restricted
Whistler Community Services Society — Food Buying Club
The food buying club offers WCSS members access to items at wholesale prices. Any Whistler resident can become a WCSS member. Purchases are made once per month via WCSS online store. The focus will be on whole foods and natural products. Overly packaged or highly processed foods, foods with little nutritional value or foods with other negative environmental impacts will not be offered. The online store is a useful site to inform consumers on the impact the food industry has on the environment, energy demands of different foods along the supply chain and will ultimately teach people how they can make better food choices.
The club offers direct access to farm fresh produce from Pemberton. Each month participating farmers update the WCSS online store with what they have available. The website will take orders and compile the orders into a master order for the farmers. The site also provides a mailing list for e-mail updates and reminders. The club addresses affordability, connects consumers with their with their local producers and gives easy access to fresh local produce. The site aims to reduce the distance our food travels, thereby minimizing the fossil fuels we burn and to promote the production of food on small, unindustrialized farms.
Whistler Community Services Society — Welcome Dinner
During November, WCSS runs a week of events designed to welcome our new arrivals to Whistler and let them know about how the community works. During that week, we offer a $3 gourmet dinner, held at the Whistler Conference Centre. Up to 850 guests and locals enjoy a $3 slow food meal, featuring local produce and local chefs. Hundreds of local businesses volunteer goods and time to make this happen.