Food Security

A food secure environment means that acceptable and safe food and water are available and accessible to everyone, at all times. These resources provide information about food security.

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Food Security Gateway

This website provides a comprehensive list of resources and information about improving food security in B.C. It includes projects and initiatives, written resources, and news and events from around the province.

Ministry of Health Food Security

The Ministry of Health supports numerous food security programs and initiatives throughout the province. This web page provides details about each of these, and links of where to find more information.

Provincial Health Services Authority Food Security

Population & Public Health of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) helps coordinate and support numerous food security initiatives and policies that are implemented across B.C. by regional health authorities. This web page provides a list of current and past activities.

Eating on a Budget

Eating healthy on a limited budget can be a challenge. This resource provides tips to help you find lower-cost healthy choices in the grocery store.

Nutrition Benefits Program

This overview of BC Provincial and Federal Nutrition Benefits Programs provides information on accessing diet supplements, short term nutritional supplements, monthly nutritional supplements, pre-natal supplements and infant formula for B.C. recipients on income assistance or disability assistance.

Useful Websites

Ministry of Health

These Ministry of Health resources provide information on the basics of planning, shopping and preparing meals, provide tips on buying and storing food, as well as nutritious recipes for economical meals.

Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation - Diet Supplement

The Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation provides funding to income assistance clients who require a special diet for a specific medical diagnosis or medical condition. Visit their website for more information.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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