Everything Going On

Others, Food , Hunger

Contributed by: Union Gospel Mission

Everything Going On: The 2022 Mission, BC Food Asset and Need Scan was led by Union Gospel Mission, with a goal of assessing the current state of food access, needs, key stakeholders, and gaps in Mission, particularly considering significant changes made because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Included is a summary of key informant interviews with staff and volunteers from churches and community organizations that run supportive food programs for vulnerable individuals. This report is not an exhaustive list of food supports in Mission, but instead aims to capture the overall availability of – and need for – further programs. Several interviewed for the report used the phrase, “everything going on,“ as they detailed the changes they had to make in response to the pandemic, the extreme weather and floods experienced this past year, and the poverty-related, every-present life challenges that existed pre-COVID. Interviewees also talked about how, despite these challenges, everything will go on, including the seasons and cycles of weather, food growing and processing, and the support provided to those in need in Mission. 

(Last Updated: April 2022). 

Related Resources

2022 Mission Food Asset & Need Scan