Central to the further development of the Farm to School BC provincial network is the creation of Farm to School Regional Hubs dedicated to working with regional partners on community specific projects. Farm to School Regional Hubs have been developed in three urban centres around the province that have strong local food movements and a variety of school food activity underway:
- Vancouver Area (including North and West Vancouver)
- Kamloops Region (including several outlying rural communities)
- Capital Region (southern Vancouver Island)
Each Hub is led by a Farm to School Community Animator who takes a community development approach to growing Farm to School in the region. Animators work to build Farm to School capacity in their region by catalyzing and convening multi-sectoral networks and a Steering Committee made up of stakeholders from local schools, community organizations, health authorities, the agriculture sector and local businesses among others. In addition to fostering local connections and building relationships, Animators administer funding (when available) to and support Farm to School program development at local schools.