Free FOOD SECURITY Session + Free Lunch

Hellmanns commercial lettting us Canadians know exactly where our food comes from!

“At YRFN (York Region Food Network) we recognize that food security or insecurity, is about income and access to healthy food. For that reason we endeavour to work in the community in a number of different ways to address injustice and income inequity and create opportunities for all residents to be able to access healthy food,” states Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director, York Region Food Network.

Join the conversation in this session about food security. This food security session is  organized by the Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Unit at York University, which operates in partnership with the United Way of York Region.

There will be brief presentations by a university researcher and a community agency representative, followed by ample time for questions, discussion, and networking.

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Video Follow-Up to FRESH the movie Event in York Region

York Region Food Network‘s premiere of FRESH the movie happened on November 4, 2010 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. FRESH the movie challenged us to think about what we eat.

York Region Food Network presented on screen the following great solutions from FRESH the movie director, Ana Sofia Joanes:

Ana’s 10 FRESH Solutions

  1. Buy local produce
  2. Shop at your local farmers market; join CSA (Community Shared Agriculture)
  3. Support restaurants and food vendors that buy locally produced food
  4. Avoid GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)
  5. Cook, can, dry & freeze
  6. Drink plenty of water but avoid bottled water
  7. Grow a garden
  8. Volunteer or donate
  9. Get involved in your community
  10. Share your passion

Food Security

For your info, community food security is defined as a situation in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and social justice.

Discussion Videos

After the film, Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director of York Region Food Network, and Catherine Cook, Program Coordinator of York Region Food Network, facilitated discussion about the food bank, food security, gleaning program,  Do the Math, social assistance, community gardens, community kitchens, and the Good Food Box in York Region as shown below in both videos Part 1 and Part 2. You can watch the interviews of both Joan and Catherine in the second video – Part 2.

FRESH the movie Event Part 1

Fresh the movie Event Part 2

Contact Info
York Region Food Network
Address: 510 Penrose Street, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada L3Y 1A2
Phone: 905.967.0428
Toll free: 1.866.454.YRFN (9736)
Fax: 905.967.0097