VIHA searches for local-food champs

Health authority seeks pitches for ideas that will increase awareness of food sustainability

The Vancouver Island Health Authority is looking for organizations that can promote Island-wide food security issues.

The request for proposals seeks groups that can raise awareness of food security, improve access to local healthy foods, promote food knowledge and skills and develop policies to support food security.

The health authority has given out $500,000 in the past years through its Community Food Action Initiative.

More information is at http://www.viha.ca/mho/food/food_security/Community+Food+Action+Initiative.htm. VIHA accepts submissions until 4 p.m. Dec. 30.