Food Banks

Food Charter working group is developing a food charter for York Region

The Food Charter Working Group* is developing a Food Charter for York Region! A food charter is a document that outlines the values and beliefs about food that a community considers most important.  This public document can be used by community organizations, municipalities and many others in the community, to guide policies, programs, and projects to build a healthy local food system. This system includes food production, processing, distribution, access, transportation, marketing, education, consumption and waste management. With your involvement in York Region’s communities, we would appreciate your input in the development this document. Visit Food Charter Survey to complete a 5-minute Food Charter Survey for your chance to win tickets to the 2012 Markham Fair.

Survey closes October 12, 2012

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting initiative, please contact Kate at foodcharter@yrfn.ca or on 905-841-3101 ext. 206. Thank you for your time and input in developing a Food Charter for York Region.   * The Food Charter Working Group is made up of representatives from: York Region Food Network • Heart and Stroke Foundation • United Way York Region, in partnership with York University • Seeds For Change • York Federation of Agriculture • City of Markham, Sustainability Office • Healthyork • York Region Community and Health Services

*This is a United Way Strength Investments project*

The Need for Food Banks in York Region: 2011

Hunger in the Midst of Prosperity

The Need for Food Banks in York Region: 2011

 

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Sounds of the Season

Sounds of the Season

Sounds of the Season

Once again, CBC Radio One 99.1 and CBC News Toronto are proud to invite you to Sounds of the Season. It's a day of special programming featuring an all-star lineup of this city's hottest musical talent - all in support of local food banks that serve the Greater Toronto Area (schedule of events).