Lettuce Turnip the Heat on Poverty Reduction: Education

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Without training and education, people cannot access well-paying jobs. Without well paying jobs people cannot afford healthy food.

http://vancouverfoodnetworks.com/vote/

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Lettuce Turnip the Heat on Poverty Reduction: Low Wages

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We believe that the underlying cause of food insecurity is financial constraints, not having enough money to pay for food. Did you know that a person working full time at minimum wage is still living below the poverty line in Vancouver? Find out how you can join the call to end poverty and reduce food insecurity in your community. http://vancouverfoodnetworks.com/vote/

Lettuce Turnip the Heat on Poverty Reduction – Poverty Free BC Action Week

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Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks is pleased to present this campaign, Lettuce Turnip the Heat on Poverty Reduction – Vote! alongside the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition’s Poverty Free BC Action Week.

We are working to raise our voices together to show candidates in the provincial election that we’ll be voting for politicians that commit to a strong, comprehensive poverty reduction plan. British Columbia remains the only province in Canada without a formal plan to reduce poverty.

A comprehensive strategy with  seven overarching policy areas and specific actions has been identified and can be read here.

February 25, 2017 to March 3, 2017 is a week of action, leading up to the Poverty Free BC Rally on March 4th. Each day of the week lines up w
ith an essential pillar the proposed poverty reduction plan.

The Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks agree with the Dietitians of Canada that the underlying cause of food insecurity is financial constraints. Not having enough money to pay for food. An effective and comprehensive poverty reduction plan is critical for food security. Each pillar of the Poverty Reduction Plan will have significant impacts on alleviating hunger.

Learn more how you can Turnip the Heat on Poverty Reduction. Join the call.

 

Intercultural Food Exchange Feb 25th

Share your food story with us at the Intercultural Food Exchange on Saturday, February 25th from 1:00-3:00.  Bring a dish to share – perhaps something you love or enjoy making with your family – and try other delicious foods from other cultures!

The SVNH Mobile Market will begin at 2:00, so you can buy your fill of affordable veggies to try and make some recipes you learn.

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Poverty Free BC Rally

Are you concerned about making ends meet with rising rent, unaffordable childcare, and increasing MSP premiums and hydro costs? Are you worried about growing foodbank use and homelessness in our communities? Come out and march for the issues facing all of us here in BC.

We’re proud to join the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, Raise the Rates, the BC Federation of Labour, and many other groups for the:

 Poverty Free BC Rally
Saturday, March 4th 2017, 12-2pm
Vancouver Public Library, Robson side

Join and share the Facebook page for the rally here.

This is our chance to raise our voices together and show candidates in the provincial election that we’ll be voting for politicians that commit to a strong, comprehensive poverty reduction plan.

There will be a week of action leading up to the rally (Feb. 25 – Mar. 3) with each day of the week lined up with an essential pillar of an effective poverty reduction plan. There will be film screenings, panel discussions, webinars and more. Details of all the events can be found here: http://povertyfreebc.ca

 

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