The provincial government announced yesterday it plans to invest $2 million to buy food-processing equipment for three new food hubs, including one in Victoria. The province is partnering with the City of Victoria and the Victoria Community Food Hub Society to help businesses access shared food and beverage processing space and equipment to increase their production and sales.
“The development of a regional food hub is the culmination of years of work to identify the infrastructure needed in the region to support advancing the food and farm sector," Linda Geggie, VCFHS spokesperson, said in the provincial news release. "This food hub is unique in that it is marrying economic development goals with social good, supporting food services and distribution of good local food to people in our region. There is a lot of potential in this initiative and we are pleased with the support from the many partners involved.”