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


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.



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