Community Food Actions

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