A new initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture Has been announced to bring more BC sourced food into BC Health Region Facilities.
The feed BC program is being piloted in the Interior Health Region. The BC government is providing over $350,000 in funding over the next year to implement the profgram in the region.
Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham announced the initiative while touring the Pentiction Regional Hospitals production kitchen on Friday.
“Healthy, great-tasting meals can help people during recovery,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “Fortunately, we don’t have to look far in B.C. for delicious and nutritious food. Increasing access to B.C.-grown and produced foods in health-care facilities not only improves the freshness and quality of the meals served, it better supports the patients’ experience, outcomes and the livelihood of B.C.’s farmers and producers.”
Interior Health is working closely with BC suppliers and Sysco food distributors to ensure good quality and locally sourced food whenever possible.