Examples of Community Food Actions Taken on by Community Food Mentors

How do Community Food Mentors help the community?

Through their involvement in Community Food Actions, Community Food Mentors help increase:

  • awareness and access to resources and education regarding healthy eating and food security
  • food knowledge and preparation skills
  • access to local, healthy food
  • opportunities for community’s to engage and mobilize around their food security priorities

Examples of Community Food Actions include:

  • community food programs such as collective kitchens or community gardens
  • sharing passion and knowledge of food with neighbours and friends
  • workshops on a wide range of topics such as cooking, safe food handling, eating well for less, healthy snacks and lunches for children, growing your own food, and preserving food
  • food related information booths at farmers’ markets, health fairs and other community venues
  • bringing people together with local producers and celebrating food