Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Foodcore

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Foodcore
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Foodcore

Food Matters Coalition

The Food Matters Coalition was established in 2009 in recognition of the need to provide a venue where community agencies and individuals can work on issues related to food security and food literacy within Leeds, Grenville and surrounding area.

Our current project is to investigate community interest and potential to support a new community garden in Brockville for the 2019 growing season.

This objective is in line with past and ongoing projects and contributions that include:

Current active partners include community volunteers, Butler’s Creek Community Garden, Country Roads Community Health Centre and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

The Food Matters Coalition is looking for community volunteers and organization representatives who can lend their community-based expertise and passion for access to safe and healthy food. We normally meet monthly from September to June in Brockville.

The Food Matters Coalition can be reached through email c/o foodcoreLGL@gmail.com or toll free at 1-800-660-5853, ask for “foodcore”.

Glossary

“Food security [is] a situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2001. The State of Food Insecurity in the World. http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/y1500e/y1500e06.htm#P0_2 (accessed 14 March 2018)

Foodliteracy.ca defines food literacy as “a set of interconnected attributes organized into the categories of food and nutrition knowledge, skills, self-efficacy/confidence, food decisions, and other ecologic (external) factors such as income security, and the food system.” https://www.odph.ca/food-literacy-1 (accessed 14 March 2018)

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