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Located in the FarmFolk CityFolk office, the Vancouver Food Policy Organization was organized by Jennifer Coulson. Jennifer has resigned from the VFPO and is now part of the FarmFolk/CityFolk Board of Directors/Stewardship Team. She is contributing her knowledge and skills towards the larger picture of food security. FarmFolk CityFolk took on the work of the VFPO - starting with the Downtown Eastside Community Food Mapping Project (Summer 2002) and has now passed it over to the new Vancouver Food Policy Council.
The Potluck Café Project is a new initiative of Save Our Living Environment (SOLE) in co-operation with the Portland Hotel Society (PHS), A Loving Spoonful (ALS), Central City Mission Foundation (CCMF), and FarmFolk CityFolk Society (FFCF). SOLE is a non-profit urban environmental group that works to improve the physical, social and economic environment of Vancouver’s inner city through the development of self-sustaining enterprises that employ local labour and resources. The Potluck Café has introduced affordable, home-style dining in the designated café space on the main floor of the new Portland Hotel. The project will demonstrate how nutrition can be a vital link in the transformation of community life.
Together with a coalition of agencies including FarmFolk CityFolk and the University of British Columbia Animal Welfare Department, the BC SPCA has created a set of standards to allow producers who invest extra time and money in humane production methods to identify their products with an "SPCA Certified" sticker.