News and announcements 11/15/2019

We’re excited to welcome 36 new members to our Good Food Organizations program, and to a national movement of more than 170 organizations that are working to build health, belonging, and social justice through the power of food.

Better Bite Community Kitchen in Sydney, N.S. aims to improve access to affordable, healthy nutrition in Cape Breton. Working with at-risk populations, seniors, families, and youth, they’re bringing nutrition and friendship to socially isolated community members.

At Concordia University in Montreal, the Concordia Food Coalition convenes students, staff, and faculty around community food initiatives, and works to create and advocate for a sustainable food system both within and outside the university.

In Banff, AB, the Bow Valley Food Alliance brings the community together over meals, offers food box and food rescue programs, and works to engage people on food system issues. 

These organizations join dozens of others across Canada and beyond in committing to offering community food programs that are grounded in a set of shared principles that prioritize dignity, equity, health, empowerment, and respect.

Good Food Organizations are health centres, community centres, anti-poverty groups, teaching farms, university coalitions, and other groups located in 11 provinces and territories, many First Nations, and international locations.

The program offers members customized training and resources on topics of program development, organizational development, and policy, and access to a network of knowledgeable peers and support.

For more on the Good Food Organizations program, including a complete list of member organizations, click here.