Local Food for Comox Valley K-12 Schools


This feasibility and business plan report provides a discussion and analysis of the supply and demand of local food for local K-12 school salad bars in the Comox Valley, along with breakeven analysis for three possible aggregation business models: Producer-run, School-run, and NGO-run. The analyses of the business models included an assessment of wholesale demand and supply for local food in the school system, business structures and government options, regulatory considerations and detailed business plans for each of the three business models. The work undertaken to complete this feasibility report involved establishing a project Steering Committee along with a Terms of Reference, a project methodology, and an engagement strategy. The research methodology included a review of existing literature and programs and an engagement strategy that involved interviews with over a dozen local food system stakeholders in order to provide input.

Upland completed this project for the BC Ministry of Agriculture and the LUSH Valley Food Action Society.