Local food projects achieving local good in rural communities.

About

We are a nationally incorporated non-profit organization and registered Canadian charity that is dedicated to connecting real people to real food.

Our mission is to increase awareness of local, sustainable food and advocating for the accessibility and affordability of healthy food for everyone.  We achieve a positive impact by:

  • Coordinating local food programs and projects on a shared administrative and governance platform
  • Carrying out research and educational programs on improving access to food supply
  • Achieving food security for the benefit of rural communities by facilitating funding for our project partnerships

Local Food for Local Good operates on a shared platform model working with sector-specific individuals and collaborations that are looking to experiment with or test new ideas. We support emerging projects with project coordination and facilitating access to capital through a shared administrative and governance model.

To learn more or to register your local food project email info@localfoodforlocalgood.ca.

 

Local Food

1 in 8 Canadian families struggle to put food on the table. Households with children under the age of 18 are more likely to be food insecure. Remote geography, sliding income levels, unemployment and basic knowledge and skills are known barriers to people accessing fresh, affordable food.

We believe access to affordable, healthy food is a basic human right, which is why we are committed to working with farmers, producers, businesses and community organizations in developing partnerships that advance food sovereignty, food literacy, and food security for everyone.

To learn more about how we use the power of local food to achieve local good visit our Projects page.

Local Good

We support people and places mobilizing local food movements to achieve social change in their neighbourhoods and communities.  Since 2015, we have raised $465,782 for local food projects.

 

Projects

Local Food for Local Good operates on a shared platform model working with sector-specific individuals and collaborations that are looking to experiment with or test new ideas. We support emerging projects with project coordination and facilitating access to funding through a shared administrative and governance model.

Cultivate Community

Our signature social enterprise, Cultivate Community, celebrates local food, drink, art and culture through collaboration, promotion and education.  Revenue from Cultivate is reinvested backed into its community food partners.

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Around the Table 

This annual Thanksgiving Challenge is in partnership with Green Wood Coalition.  The campaign is a meaningful giving opportunity to provide individuals, couples and families in need with warm clothes, access to healthy food and increased street outreach as we head into the winter months. Around the Table invites people to give thanks by giving back by hosting a Thanksgiving dinner, harvest party or social gathering in memory, honour or celebration of a loved one.

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