A food secure community is one in which all people have consistent access to healthy, culturally appropriate and where possible local food. We see healthy local food as central to community well-being.
LUSH Valley is a nonprofit organization focusing on food security. We support projects that educate and empower people in the Comox Valley. We work to provide people with skills that enable them to choose, grow, and prepare healthy food. LUSH is an Island Health Food Security Hub and we work closely with other organizations across Vancouver Island and BC. Our programs focus on improving food access, food literacy, and the food economy and fall under three key areas of focus:
1. Healthy Food Programs
2. Fresh Food Distribution
3. Policy and Advocacy