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Cheakamus Centre food program enhanced by federal funding

July 10, 2020

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The Cheakamus Foundation, Squamish Food Bank Society, Squamish Helping Hands Society, and the Lil'wat Nation have received federal funding to make food more accessible in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor.

On June 24, 2020, MP Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, announced an investment of up to $61,531 in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor under the federal government's Local Food Infrastructure Fund. 

Cheakamus Centre received $19,000 in funding. It will use the award for the revitalization of its teaching kitchen, which originally served as a student-dining hall. The enhanced learning space, adjacent to the farm and gardens, will be used for community-based food-related programs and activities.

Through cooking and gardening activities, community members will share food knowledge and develop skills in growing, harvesting, preserving and cooking  including Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) traditional--foods.  

This project is one of North Vancouver School District's many initiatives focused on bringing nutritious foods to students, family and the community. 

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Read about Cheakamus Centre receiving funding for their food program in this Squamish Chief article.

News Release - Local Food Infrastructure Fund - 24 June 2020.pdf