What is "Community Food Security"? Food security for our community would mean that ALL people of Thunder Bay and surrounding areas have access to safe, nutritious, and personally acceptable food at ALL times through a just and sustainable food system.
Is our community food secure?
Many people in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas find it difficult to access healthy foods. There are many reasons why - inadequate income, lack of transportation, mental illness, poor health, or poor budgeting and planning skills. Some people find it difficult to seek help, and find it embarrassing to go to food banks or soup kitchens.
As a community we also depend heavily on food that is transported over long distances to reach our plate. Supporting our local food system is good for our local economy, our health, our community and the environment.
What is being done?
Many organizations and agencies support food security programs in our district. We support programs for those in need of healthy food at a low cost. These include community gardens, commmunity kitchens, gleaning and the Good Food Box.
We also support and promote a more vibrant local food system. For more information on specific programs and intitiatives choose from the list to the left of your screen.
Food Action Network
The Thunder Bay Food Action Network is a local coalition working on community food security for our area. Click here for more information.
Join the Food Action Network call: 625-5956
Check out the other food security topics listed in the menu to the left of your screen.