The Northwest corner of BC is filled with creative and resourceful people who have been working to
bring healthy, local food into schools for many, many years. Strong supporters of this great work, were a team of Public Health Dietitians from Northern Health Authority serving the entire Northern Region. They recognized and empowered the ways schools in the Northwest were writing their own stories around growing food and connecting students to the small, but mighty regional food system. Keen to support and strengthen the work that was already happening, Northern Health Dietitians, with key community stakeholders, set out to support the creation of a Farm to School BC hub for the Northwest.
In the 2018/2019 school year, the Northwest Hub was officially launched to work with and serve schools and communities from Terrace to Houston. Following the lead of incredible community partners such as Groundbreakers Agriculture Association in Smithers and the Kalum Community School Society in Terrace, the Farm to School BC Northwest Hub has been full steam ahead since the get go and looking forward to continuing this great work with these inspiring communities!