Kaslo Food Hub
The Kaslo Food Hub strives to help create and maintain a food-secure Kaslo and Area D.
Kaslo Food Hub is a program of Kaslo Community Services that offers emergency food services and other food security related programs like our farmer’s market, culinary tool library, community root cellar, a food-focused book library and food skills programming throughout the year. Our programs strive to assist our residents in nourishing themselves and their families
Kaslo Food Hub Programs
We offer a non-barrier emergency food access program. The Food Cupboard provides users with healthy food and is intended to aid people in ensuring they and their families are fed and nourished. We cannot provide all the food an individual or family needs, but strive to help reduce household food insecurity. The food we offer comes through community donations, food bank networks, and food purchased with community monetary donations The Food Cupboard is open on Tuesday 10am-1pm and Thursday evenings from 5pm to 7pm. (See map.)
Community Root Cellar
Our walk-in cooler is available to rent for area residents for short or long-term storage of perishable goods. We provide a bin space which can hold ~50lbs (in potato measurements). If you grow veggies for winter and don’t have a place to store them, we can help! Contact us for more details.
We have an excellent selection of culinary aids that are available for community use for a nominal rental fee.
Baby Supplies Cupboard
If you are in need of diapers we have supplies that we can help families in need.
Food Resource Library
We keep a library of books and videos on food related topics. Cookbooks, nutrition books, gardening books, food politics, etc. Books can be signed out for free; come and see what we have and enjoy a good read.
Kaslo Saturday Market
Visit Kaslo’s Farmer’s Market every Saturday from June to October at Front Street Park in downtown Kaslo.
Program Location & Contact
We are located in the basement of St. Andrew’s United Church, 500 4th St., Kaslo (alley entrance). Open hours: Tuesdays 10-1, Thursdays 5-7. Access to our services outside these hours is also possible. Call us at 353-7120 to enquire if we are able to help you.
Kaslo Food Hub is currently funded by:
- Columbia Basin Trust,
- Province of BC,
- Food Banks BC,
- Food Banks Canada,
- BC Farmers Markets,
- Regional District of Central Kootenay,
- Government of Canada,
- United Way British Columbia, and
- private and/or community donations.
Kaslo Food Hub Resources
Organic Waste Diversion Study
Report on the potential for diverting food waste from garbage in kaslo and Area D and turing it into a useful resource – download report.
Kaslo’s Food Charter
What is a food charter?
- Food charters are statements of values, principles and priorities used to point community food policy in a positive direction.
- Food charters are developed by bringing a diverse group of citizens together and enabling them to share their concerns and desires around food and agricultural issues in order to reach a shared vision of food security.
- Food charters take the voices and visions of community members and put them to paper. The end result is a community-owned and locally focused action plan to build greater food security. Both the document itself and the process used to create it are important to opening the discussion on food security issues, and mobilizing our political will to advocate for change.
Groundswell: A Guide to Building Food Security in Rural Communities
This book was published in 2013 and is available in PDF. Learn more >