Community Connections is hosting a community engagement event to bring together citizens to talk about how to build a healthier, more just, sustainable and economically viable food system for all Canadians.
The What’s Your Recipe for a Better Food System event will be hosted by Melissa Hemphill, food security coordinator. The event will incude conversation about local food policies.
“This is a chance for Revelstokians to raise their voice about what they would like to see in the local and national food system,” said Hemphill.
The Revelstoke event is part of a series of consultations the Government of Canada is conducting to get input from Canadians to help shape a food policy for Canada that will cover the entire food system from production to consumption to compost. This policy will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social and economic goals relate to food, while identifying actions that can be taken in the short-term.
What’s Your Recipe for a Better Food System? community engagement events are being organized across Canada by members of Food Secure Canada. Food Secure Canada is a national network of organizations and individuals working for zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems. The goal is to bring diverse voices to the table to talk about food in Canada and to surface regional innovations and practical doable ideas about how to integrate considerations of equity, health, and sustainability with economic growth strategies for food.
“As eaters, we are all a part of the food system. Policy is one way to make positive change and strive towards a healthy, just sustainable food system,” said Hemphill. “At this event we have the chance to incorporate our vision into both municipal and national policies that will affect Canadians for generations. It’s exciting to be a part of that.”
The What’s Your Recipe for a Better Food System? community engagement event will take place at the Revelstoke Community Centre on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.