Food Forward's Food Justice Committee took our 'illegal foor cart' and free fruit to St. James Town in October, sharing with residents outside of a recently closed grocery store in the neighbourhood.
Watch how it went on CTV!
The group were discussing the impacts of the closure with those who would usually buy from the store in Canada's densest neighbourhood. Some of the areas estiamted 25,000 residents told members that it is difficult to access healthy and affordable food - that the remaining grocer has started running out of produce.
Food Forward wants to see development that increases food access, not decreases. See more in our Building Roots project. We will host a workshop in St. James Town and other neighbourhoods to learn more about needs and share advocacy tools with residents to affect change in new development - see "Building Roots" under our projects tab above.