Food Action Society of the North Okanagan (Food Action)
We’re a non-profit charitable organization registered under the BC Societies Act (#S-52784) based in the North Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada.
A community where access to healthy, local, sustainably-produced food is the norm.
To get there, our mission is to improve individual and community food security by cultivating a healthy, sustainable regional food system through education, community action, programming, policy development and partnerships.
We work to accomplish this mission through community outreach & education, policy & planning, community projects, and programming!
We rely on volunteers, fundraising, and donations to meet our goals. Join us (set up link)
Community Outreach and Education about Food Security
Food Action helps facilitate community action and provides education in our priority areas by creating displays, hosting workshops and events, and . One of our major social outreaches, Roots ‘n Brews, supports our local producers, generates interest in the community, and raises funds to help support the Society and its programs.
The Food Action Society actively develops projects as needs and opportunities are identified and capacity allows. Funding is sought through grant proposals or through fundraising, and projects are delivered with the help of consultants or through committees and volunteers.
The Food Action Society was formed as a result of community consultations held during the Food Security Assessment and Action Plan (2007) that indicated a number of community food programs needed support and/or had discontinued as a result of not having a secure host agency. It was recognized that no local Society was mandated to address community food security and that having a society that could develop food security and food system initiatives would be an important asset and service for the area. Incorporation of the society was completed October 17, 2007.
The North Okanagan Food Charter is a reflection of our community food values and provides individuals and organizations with an opportunity to collectively commit to action. It was crafted with input from community members across the region and has been endorsed by the City of Vernon.
The Registered Constitution and Bylaws is the foundation of a nonprofit organization. Here is ours,
The Constitution & Bylaws of the Food Action Society of the North Okanagan
Membership is open to all interested individuals and organizations or businesses. Currently we have about 200 members. More on our membership, organizational structure, and how to join…