BC Food Hub Network
The BC Food Hub Network aims to foster growth and innovation in the processing sector through improved industry access to facilities, equipment, technology, technical services and business supports. The Network is being developed in collaboration with industry, communities and post-secondary institutions to build provincial food and beverage processing while serving the regional and sector diversity of the province.
Vision: Leading the world in food and beverage processing and innovation
Mission: Helping B.C.’s food and beverage businesses grow, innovate and commercialize
The BC Food Hub Network supports the Minister of Agriculture and Food’s Mandate Letter Commitment to “expand the Grow BC, Feed BC and Buy BC programs to encourage greater food security and local business growth.”
The Network is comprised of regional food processing and innovation hubs (‘food hubs’), and an Endowed Food and Beverage Innovation Professorship, currently held by Dr. Anubhav Pratap Singh, at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver campus. The Network will bring together services and technology that improve support to the agriculture, seafood, and food processing industry and advance innovation in the province’s processing sector.
Food hubs refer to shared-use food and beverage processing facilities that offer food and agriculture businesses access to commercial processing space, equipment, expertise and resources to support business development and growth. To date, there are food hubs operating or under development in twelve communities in B.C.