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Protein for People Community Forum

New Westminster & District Labour Council Protein for People Community Forum Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 1-4 pm Eric Langton Elementary School 12138 Edge Street Maple Ridge, BC Free BBQ courtesy of Maple Ridge Firefighters, IAFF Local 4449 Free Carnival...

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Protein for People Community BBQ

Protein for People Community BBQ When: Thursday, September 17th Where: Queen Alexandra Elementary School Auditorium - 1300 East Broadway @ Clark - 3 - 6 pm. This is a free event sponsored by the Vancouver & District Labour Council with support from Protein for...

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Protein for People AGM & BBQ Well Attended

Over 150 friends and supporters attended the Protein for People AGM and BBQ on June 18.  The space was generously donated by UNIFOR. Many thanks to the volunteers led by Sandi Brice and Carol Lee who helped serve food and drinks.  But unfortunately none of them wanted...

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Building food security in BC

Building food security in BC

How secure are our food systems in Canada and BC? What are the major challenges and threats to our food systems?What steps need to be taken to ensure healthy food systems and what role could labour be playing in this vital work?Join this engaging conversation...

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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.