At YRFN we recognize that food security or insecurity, is about income and access to healthy food. For that reason we endeavour to work in the community in a number of different ways to address injustice and income inequity and create opportunities for all residents to be able to access healthy food.
Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director, York Region Food Network
You are warmly invited to attend a morning discussion on the topic of Food Security. This event has been organized by the Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Unit at York University, which operates in partnership with the United Way of York Region.
KM in the AM is a series of issue based forums linking the university and community/government agencies to enhance research, the graduate student experience and knowledge mobilization. There will be brief presentations by a university researcher and a community agency representative, followed by ample time for questions, discussion, and networking.
• Rod MacRae, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
• Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director, York Region Food Network
Date: Tuesday, January 25
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Lunch will be served at 11:30.
Location: York Regional Food Network Office – 510 Penrose, Newmarket, L3Y 1A2
Space is limited. Kindly RSVP to Krista Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-736-2100 ext 88847 to confirm your attendance.
Chris Traber of yorkregion.com writes about the Challenge: York’s leaders ‘do the math’
The Do the Math Challenge is here! This is October, and October is the month where hundreds of people are taking the challenge! Follow York Region’s Do the Math challengers as they struggle to live on the diet of a family living on social assistance for one week. They are aware that they are able to do this voluntarily and folks living below the poverty line are not able to do so.
Join York Region Do the Math and follow the discussions on Facebook at York Region Do The Math