Food will play an important role in fostering social cohesion in the newly redeveloped Regent Park neighbourhood of Toronto. The CRC has a long history of helping meet the basic housing, clothing and food needs of the Regent Park community. The development of the Regent Park Community Food Centre in the CRC's new building at 40 Oak St. will strengthen existing community meal, advocacy, and gardening programs, locating CFCC's proven program mix in the CRC's state-of-the-art facility. The Regent Park CFC will reflect the unique and diverse neighbourhood around it and work to meet local needs through responsive, multi-dimensional programming around food.
In spring 2013, Community Food Centre Manager Liz Curran will lead community consultations to learn how programs can best meet the needs of the Regent Park community, with the goal of launching programming in the fall. Liz brings a diversity of experience to her position, a passion for healthy food, and the creativity for coming up with ways to make sure that everyone can enjoy a good meal.
"We're delighted to begin this partnership with Community Food Centres Canada here at CRC," said Louise Moody, CRC Executive Director. "Hunger, poverty, and poor health are a big problem in our community. This new Community Food Centre will bring people together to share a meal, learn new skills, and engage in the community. By using the power of a good meal, we're going to build a healthier community.”