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