BC’s Socio-Economic Index indicates that the Boundary is experiencing greater levels of socio-economic stress relative to other areas in the province, with Grand Forks and the Kettle Valley among the top 10 Local Health Areas experiencing the greatest stress. This index is reflective of crime, economic hardship, education concerns, health concerns, children at risk, and youth at risk.
We work on the frontlines of our local food security issues. We take the time to prepare home-cooked nutritious lunches, and offer vegetarian alternatives when possible. Not only do our meals make a significant positive impact to our community throughout the week, the opportunity to contribute or volunteer fosters a strong sense of belonging and self worth.
According to the Vital Sign 2014 report, Grand Forks has higher than average low income seniors, children, residents, and income assistance beneficiaries compared to both the province and the country. We serve many guests, young and old, struggling to provide for themselves or their families.