Since 1994, LifeCycles has been supporting community food programming in the Capital Region on southern Vancouver Island. Their programs connect people across the region in growing, accessing and eating food in ways that foster diversity and enhance the urban environment. LifeCycles currently operates six projects that support people in creating meaningful connections with the food they eat and the land it comes from.
LifeCycles is partnering with the Centre from 2018–2020 to develop an online Gleaning Hub designed to increase the efficiency of gleaning initiatives across the country. The Gleaning Hub will function as a registration system for gleaning efforts, allowing tree owners and farms to register details about their fruit and produce, and support volunteers and staff to schedule and organize harvest logistics. The outcome of the project will be increased access to gleaned fruit among communities across Canada.