Regional Food Charter – Community Input Sessions
Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op is working to conduct community input sessions for the development of a Kenora & Rainy River District regional food charter. We will be finishing up sessions this month and are concentrating in the Rainy River District over the next 2 weeks.
What’s a food charter you might ask? A food charter is a value, vision, or principle statement, and/or series of goals, written by a city, town or region that has a broad base of support and describes what a community wants their food system to look like. It is a “reference document” for municipal decision makers. A food charter raises awareness and education about food issues, and forms a basis for action. A regional food charter can provide a platform for connecting existing local food projects across municipalities. (North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, 2014).
We will be in communities in the region to hear what you have to say so that you can help to shape the vision of the charter. What’s important to you when it comes to food? Is it cost? Availability? Local agriculture? Access to healthy or traditional foods? We need to hear from you! Check out our registration page to see when we’ll be in your community and register for the event! It’s free to attend and we hope to see you there!
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