The Powell River Food Security Project is funded by Vancouver Coastal Health under the province-wide Community Food Action Initiative.

The FSP aims to to increase the capacity and resilience of the region’s food system by:
-increasing local awareness of food security issues;
-improving food-related knowledge and skills;
– strengthening community capacity to address local food security issues; and,
-collaborating with local government, organizations, networks and community members to develop food security action plans and policies.

The FSP works with schools, City Council, the Regional District, health and other services, as well as groups and community members, to carry out this work.

The project has a particular emphasis on increasing food security for vulnerable populations, such as seniors and young people, and focuses on education and policy-making as effective strategies for achieving these goals.

Each year, the FSP holds the Powell River Edible Garden Tour to showcase food-producing gardens in the region and support residents in learning to grow their own food. More information on this event can be found at:

Please contact Vanessa Sparrow, FSP Coordinator, at for more information.