Foundations

Victoria Foundation

Aspiring to be a Food Secure Community

The Victoria Foundation is a registered charity. Its vision is “Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter.” They are focused on making the Victoria community stronger, shared quality of life better now, and for the long term. They connect visionary donors with causes that truly matter to affect positive changes in Greater Victoria and in communities across B.C.

Challenge

The challenge was to reduce food insecurity which affected 18,500 households in Victoria in 2009.

Solution

Integral Strategy™ was used to connect, local food production, storage and processing organizations with a distribution network that enables access to households that need assistance underpinned by a focus on food recovery, waste management, food literacy and knowledge.

Impacts

A coordinated and holistic view of the Food secure system was created that enabled Victoria Foundation to focus funding efforts to deliver change and improvements, while attracting new funding. Stakeholders and Food secure organizations understood how to focus on there outcomes and improve their services to support the Food security system and strategic goal.