Program Activities and Initiatives
Halal Food Basket Program: Provide Muslim families to access culturally appropriate Halal foods at an affordable price through community bulk buying. This is in partnership with Islamic Family Social Services Association (IFSSA) and WECAN Food Basket Society.
Food Security Animation Training: Train and/or orient community animators on community development to support their community’s food security activities.
Food Security Program Fund: Provide resources and support for 2 entho-cultural communities to addres their specific food insecurity situation.
Community Gardening: Provide resources and community development opportunities for newcomer and mainstream community members in the Kilkenny community to grow culturally appropraite foods and build relationships with community members from different cultural backgrounds.
What does Food Security mean to us?
“A seed-to-plate chain: from growing and harvesting food, to cooking food.”
To us, food security means:
- Knowing where our food comes from“A seed-to-plate chain: from growing and harvesting food, to cooking food.”
- Our health
- Ethno-cultural community members reduce food insecurity through capacity building.
- Ethno-cultural community members have access to affordable and culturally approriate foods.
- Ethno-cultural community members have sustainable activities to address food insecurity in their community.