community forums

Food for Thought

Community Forums are fun and friendly family social events that also attempt to connect food ban clients with information and helping them connect with solutions on a variety issues. These include but aren’t limited to: education, government economic and social policy, labour standards, housing and health.

Community Forums are sponsored by the labour movement in partnership with local food banks and community associations. Costs are covered by The Union Protein Project. There’s free food for food bank clients, music and activities for children, balloon clowns and facepainters. Fun’s the word.

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For information on how to get The Union Protein Project Community Forum sponsored in your community contact John Radosevic or Cheryl Baron at (604) 299 8101 or


    Take a look at some of the photos from our Community Forums.

    WHO is UPP?

    The Union Protein Project is a community partnership to address the shortages of protein at BC’s food banks and the shortages of an economy that leaves people vulnerable. We are working to ensure that no child, family or community needs food banks. People need real choices and good jobs that feed them, their families and their community.



    Food banks in BC regularly experience shortages of protein-based food and struggle to ensure that vulnerable people get this key nourishment. Many families are struggling to provide the nourishment that is essential for their health, and children make up over 45% of people relying on BC food banks.


    The Union Protein Project is a non-profit society started in 2006 by unions and the United Way who saw a way to make a real difference in our communities. Unions and individual union members donate cash that is then used to subsidize food bank purchases of canned salmon and peanut butter.