Community Unites to Repair a Broken Food System

Aurora, November 9, 2011

Food for Change: Building a Food Charter for York Region will bring together a broad spectrum of community representatives to discuss food and agriculture issues in York Region on November 9th.  The purpose is to engage participants in a conversation about what a Food Charter would mean for the Region and what should be included in this Charter…and then take action.

Food is a basic necessity for life, and yet we see people going hungry in our communities, chronic illnesses on the rise, and farmers struggling to earn a living. Food touches all our lives in a variety of ways, several times each day. It creates community connections, cultural understanding, and is an economic driver. Our panel will provide a look at several aspects of our food system and participants will then provide their energy and ideas to create an improved food system that is healthy, equitable, sustainable and financially viable.

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