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COVID-10 Food Security Briefing Notes

COVID-10 Food Security Briefing Notes

Food Access and Local Food Systems- COVID19 Impacts Since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic in early March 2020, LUSH Valley has been following the lead of the Capital Regional Food and Agriculture Roundtable to provide a regular briefing to Comox Valley government...

Introducing the new ‘Harvest Box’ Program

Introducing the new ‘Harvest Box’ Program

NEW THIS SUMMER! Support LUSH Valley AND Local farmers by purchasing a Harvest Box that is chock full of wonderful local vegetables and fruit.LUSH Valley’s ‘Harvest Box’ is a fruit and vegetable box focussed on seasonal and local produce grown entirely within the...

LUSH Valley hiring one more summer student

LUSH Valley hiring one more summer student

We have an immediate opening for one more summer student position as a Good Food Box Delivery Driver. The start date is asap and ends Oct 2nd, 2020. Twenty hours per week, with some flexibility. Interested candidates, please submit your cover letter and resume ASAP to...

LUSH Valley COVID-19 Safety Plan

LUSH Valley COVID-19 Safety Plan

What are the risks?The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads in several ways, including through droplets when a person coughs or sneezes, and from touching a contaminated surface before touching the face. Higher risk situations require adequate protocols to address the...

New Pandemic Podcast Addresses Food Security Issues

Stay calm ... and grow food! That's the overall message of our new podcast series with our Executive Director, Maurita Prato as the host. This new podcast is about building community resiliency in the Comox Valley in uncertain times, through awareness, inspiration and...

Results of Our Farmers’ Survey

On the evening of Earth Day, April 22nd, LUSH Valley and the Comox Valley Food Policy Council (CVFPC) hosted a ‘Comox Valley Thriving Local Food Supply’ meeting. We invited local farmers and food providers/producers from across the Comox Valley to discuss what...

A Call for Volunteers!

Food Share Call for Volunteers LUSH Valley is in need of volunteers to support our new Food Share program. Opportunities are available to support our Good Food Box hamper assembly and delivery, admin and call centre, as well as a Chef's Assistant for our Hot Meal...

THANK YOU to Our Emergency Food Share Supporters

So much has changed in our world since early March. Words like 'social distancing', 'self-isolation' and 'pandemic' became part of everyday conversations and the focus in our community turned to food security seemingly overnight. One thing, however, that has not...

Wage Subsidy Petition – signatures needed!

LUSH Valley and other food security and frontline services are blocked from accessing the 75% Wage Subsidy under current rules.Please help us to advocate for food security and frontline non-profits. Four weeks ago we saw a dramatic surge in needs regarding food...

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