Capital Region Food Security & Innovation Hub
The objective of the project was to develop a Feasibility Study and Business Plan for a Food Hub that would serve the food sector in the Capital Region (Southern Vancouver Island). The Feasibility Study assesses the gaps in the region and needs of local food producers and processors across sub-sectors of aggregation and distribution, storage, food safety, agri-food research, training, and business development support. The recommended Food Hub organizational and operational model strives to integrate systems and operations through an innovative collaboration between food rescue initiatives, food processing entrepreneurs, farmers, researchers and social innovators.
Upland worked alongside Farm Food Drink to produce this report for the Capital Region Food & Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CR-FAIR) and the Mustard Seed Street Church Food Bank and Food Security Distribution Centre.