Ryan Vending is actively working to identify and test potential new B.C. products with institutions in selected campus vending machines. The Ministry’s Value Chain Innovation Service has provided support to help identify B.C. snacks and drinks suitable to the unique size, packaging and perishability needs of vending machines and foster new connections with B.C. suppliers.
Ryan Vending currently carries several B.C. products, including Spinnaker’s sodas, Underground kombucha, and Dan-D Pak snack mixes. Since starting to work with Feed BC, Ryan Vending has brought on new products including Victoria-based B.C. Better Seafood Supply Inc.’s Wild BC Pacific Salmon Jerky, Comox-based Hornby Organic Bars, and Surrey-based Hardbite Chips. Ryan Vending looks forward to expanding new B.C. food and beverage vending offerings throughout 2022.
About Feed BC
Feed BC is a provincial government initiative led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in partnership with others to increase B.C. foods in public institutions.
Through collaboration with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training and 20 public post-secondary institutions (PSIs) across the province, Feed BC and its PSI partners promote actions that increase local foods on campus and beyond.
As Feed BC partners working to bring more local foods to campuses across the province, PSIs showcase and demonstrate commitment to their sustainability goals and student interests in local food, and measurably contribute to the economic development and vibrancy of their local B.C. communities and regions.