Toronto’s first official Food Justice Day is almost here! Food justice means individuals and communities coming together to overcome economic and racial inequalities and access healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate food. Here you can find the city’s proclamation for Food Justice Day, May 5th. Toronto is reaffirming our commitment to food justice and the 5 planks of the Food Nation campaign:
1. Create healthy food neighbourhoods
2. Reduce poverty
3. Create good food jobs
4. Increase the availability of healthy food
5. Connect eaters and councillors
We’ll be celebrating with a reception at City Hall connecting our councillors with Torontonians and food organizations across the city including caterToronto, the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council, Malvern Action for Neighbourhood Change, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, and many more.
Help us celebrate by spreading the word! Share the news with your networks; tweet your support with #TOFJD15 and #FoodNationTO; and contact your councillor to tell them why food justice is important to you.
And don’t forget to join Food Nation here.
- Kyla Schwarz-Lam, Food Forward Food Justice Committee
Interested in making food justice a priority in Toronto?
You're going to want to join our inaugural #foodjustice TweetChat, as we look at ways to advance our Food Nation platform, and push forward towards Food Justice Day in Toronto on May 5th.
When: 3-5PM, Wednesday, April 15
Where: Twitter! Follow @pushFoodForward and chime in with your ideas and stories at #FoodNationTO #TOpoli
What: Torontonians and special guests discussing how to advance food access, equity and good jobs in Toronto and at City Hall.
Join special guests Emily Martyn - Manager of the Regent Park Community Food Centre, Vanessa Yu - Founder of caterToronto and others
See you there.
Check our TO Food Events Hub link above for information on what's coming up, including events with Building Roots and Food Nation!
Skate & Cider with Food Nation
At Skate and Cider, we'll be discussing a food justice vision for Toronto and sharing the Food Nation platform around a warm camp fire.
Date: February 21, 2015 Time: 2-4pm
Location: Duffering Grove Park (south of Bloor on Dufferin)
Feed Your Advocacy with Building Roots
Help Create Places to Grow, Cook, Buy, and Share Healthy Food
Date: February 23, 2015 Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto Public Library Room 1, First Floor
Learn more about food access in Toronto, Food Nation and how Torontonians are working with Food Forward to change policy and allow for good food. With Food Forward's Darcy Higgins on The Green Majority
"Now that we have a new Council - we worked during the last election to put a new agenda forward, we had a lot of support with that - and now it's about implementing those pieces step by step."
Join Food Forward by clicking above!