Nearly 15% of British Columbians face the daily struggle of putting food on their tables. The affordability crisis leads to missed meals, reduced food intake, and even days without food, impacting mental health, social well-being, and burdening our provincial healthcare system.
The benefits of embracing seasonal eating extend far beyond the tantalizing flavours that grace our plates. By choosing locally harvested foods in sync with the seasons, we not only support our local economy, but also contribute to a healthier environment and personal well-being.
Women in Canada, especially single mothers, Indigenous women, visible minority women, immigrant women, and senior women, are more likely to experience poverty and face various obstacles in their daily lives, including affording healthy food options due to rising food prices.