In 2019, 5 Food Security Conversations were held across Grey Bruce facilitated by Kimberly Edwards with the Grey Bruce Sustainability Network. This was a partnership between the Poverty Task Force’s Food Security Action Group and the Grey Bruce Health Unit. It was funded by the United Way of Bruce Grey.  

Local conversations were hosted by food banks and engaged a wide range of community members to discuss their local food systems and envision changes for their community. The project observed a variety of community opportunities to respond to food insecurity.  Read more about these in the Full Project Report or individual community conversations:  

Southgate Conversation

Kincardine Conversation

Town of Blue Mountains Conversation

South Bruce Peninsula Conversation 

Saugeen Shores and Saugeen First Nation Conversation 

The Food Security Hub Project wrapped up on September 25th with community members from across Grey Bruce joining us for our Fall Food Gathering 2019.

At the Fall Food Gathering we advanced our Second Harvest Grey Bruce program with a new partnership with FoodRescue.ca Many local food banks are signing up to the program and the Owen Sound Zehrs has joined as a new donor. 

We formalized a Community Gardens Network between community gardeners in Grey Bruce which will exchange more technical expertise under the leadership of Simona Freibergova.  

And we facilitated more food banks to sign up to the Good Food Organizations initiative – a project of Community Food Centres Canada.  The initiative supports food security organizations by increasing their capacity to offer healthy and dignified food programs.