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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Foodcore

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Why does Leeds, Grenville and Lanark need a Food Charter?

A Food Charter promotes food that is fresh, accessible, safe and affordable, and an agricultural system that is strong both now and in the future. A Food Charter can help strengthen the local economy, support local producers, promote environmental conservation and improve the health and well-being of residents.

What can a Food Charter do for me and my community?

A Food Charter can:

  • Express a community’s vision for their food system
  • Start conversations about food and agriculture
  • Make connections between different people and groups interested in food
  • Help improve food security and ensure that all residents have enough safe, nutritious and culturally-acceptable food
  • Promote food that is grown and produced in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark and increase its availability to consumers
  • Help to protect farmland and to provide more opportunity for growers and producers
  • Promote the availability of healthy food choices
  • Help to protect the environment.
How was the charter developed?

foodcoreLGL developed an initial draft of the Food Charter based on feedback obtained from community members and stakeholders from the information meeting in March 2013. We sought feedback from as many individuals, groups, organizations, farmer, growers etc. as we could from November 2013 to the end of February 2014.  The results were compiled and changes made to the initial draft to ensure that final charter represents the priorities of the residents in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.

Have you seen our foodcoreLGL toolkits that can help you bring the Food Charter to life?

foodcoreLGL is developing a series of toolkits to support the community’s use of the Food Charter in everyday life. So far we have a Food Charter Implementation Toolkit for Schools and one for Municipalities. The toolkit for schools is also available in French. In the future we will produce toolkits for eaters and for workplaces.

What is the foodcoreLGL Food Inventory?

The food inventory is a list of the food and nutrition-related programs, organizations and businesses in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. It includes all stages of the local food system, and addresses all visions of the Food Charter.

Our Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Food Inventory will provide you with connections to Growing & Gathering Food, Preparing & Eating Food, Buying Food, Help for Getting Food, and Sustaining Our Future.

Please let us know at foodcorelgl@gmail.com if you notice something that needs to be added or updated.

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