Food is integral to our health and well-being. It is a vital way we express our cultures, nourish our bodies and celebrate together. Food also represents a significant portion of everyone’s budgets and continues to rise. In 2019, Grey Bruce reported its lowest unemployment rate in 19 years of 2.4%[1] but we know that 20% of households are still food insecure[2]. We can’t talk about food security unless we talk about income security. Annual Food Security Conversations and Fall Food Gatherings/Food Bank Summits - organized by the Food Security Action Group since 2016 -contributed to an increase in community understanding of what is food security. Collectively we examine ways to improve local food systems and envisioned changes for our communities. In our work, we recognize that food banks and hot meal programs will not solve peoples’ income and food insecurity problems but we do work to increase community-based food organizations’ capacity to offer healthy and dignified emergency food programs.

Food is integral to our health and well-being. It is a vital way we express our cultures, nourish our bodies and celebrate together. Food also represents a significant portion of everyone’s budgets and continues to rise. In 2019, Grey Bruce reported its lowest unemployment rate in 19 years of 2.4%[1] but we know that 20% of households are still food insecure[2]. We can’t talk about food security unless we talk about income security. Annual Food Security Conversations and Fall Food Gatherings/Food Bank Summits – organized by the Food Security Action Group since 2016 -contributed to an increase in community understanding of what is food security. Collectively we examine ways to improve local food systems and envisioned changes for our communities. In our work, we recognize that food banks and hot meal programs will not solve peoples’ income and food insecurity problems but we do work to increase community-based food organizations’ capacity to offer healthy and dignified emergency food programs.

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