Island Food Hubs - Together for Food

Alberni-Clayoquot

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EAT WEST COAST/ALBERNI VALLEY TRANSITION TOWNS FOOD GROUP

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s (CBT) Eat West Coast Network and the Alberni Valley Transition Towns Society’s Food Group work together on numerous region-wide initiatives to support food security issues in the Alberni Valley and west coast communities.

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) has invested over $88,000 to support food security and food system projects in the region. In 2009, CBT invested in a food security survey for the region and the development of a food action plan with the goals of understanding the region’s needs and assets.

As a developing Food Hub, the Alberni Food Group is working to create partnerships and strengthen inter-agency collaboration to support initiatives and action towards greater food security in the Alberni-Clayoquot Region. In 2012, the Food Group collaborated with community partners on a Community Food Assessment. In April 2015, they organized an AVTTS Food Security Workshop Report which brought together groups and organizations from across the region to discuss steps towards a food-secure Alberni Valley. Currently, the group is working with community partners to establish regular round table sessions for discussing the Valley's food future.

Erika Goldt

Hub Lead: Eat West Coast

Erika Goldt is the lead for CBT’s Eat West Coast Initiative. From Ucluelet to Hot Springs Cove, Erika is deeply involved in partnership projects with communities on the West Coast helping to enable initiatives that support food access in this remote region. You may find Erika running a local planning meeting, or organizing a bulk food delivery to the West Coast Island Communities.

Within the Hub Collective, Erika works closely with Marcus Lobb to facilitate communication in the Hub Network through the continuing development of communications and collaboration platforms.

erika@clayoquotbiosphere.org
250 725 2219

Marcus Lobb

Hub Lead: Alberni Valley Transition Town Food Group

Marcus Lobb works for Alberni Valley Transition Towns as the local Food Hub Coordinator, focused on creating better collective action towards the promotion of local food, with an emphasis on education. Marcus is currently working on a series of round table events to bring stakeholders of the community together with the outcome being a community food action plan for the Valley.

Within the Hub Collective, Marcus is working with Erika Goldt to facilitate communication in the Hub Network through the continuing development of communications and collaboration platforms.

marcuslobbfoodhub@gmail.com
250 644 4604

Hélène Dufour (Island Health)

Hélène Dufour is a dietitian with Public Health at Island Health. She works at promoting health through food and nutrition in Oceanside, Port Alberni, Central West Coast including Aboriginal communities. Her community nutrition role encompasses a broad set of activities including nutrition education, nutrition and health promotion as well as assessment and planning to meet communities’ needs to access a safe, adequate and healthful diet. She especially enjoys translating general nutrition recommendations into action and is passionate about bringing the importance of nutrition and food on the agenda in her communities.

Island Health: Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
helene.dufour@viha.ca
250 735 4111

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