FoodNet Ontario is a province-wide network of organizations and individuals working together to create sustainable local food systems and achieve community food security in communities across Ontario.
FoodNet Ontario’s goal is to support a province-wide network to increase the capacity of Ontario communities to provide access to safe, affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food by:
- bringing people, ideas and resources together
- facilitating communication and collaboration among organizations;
- educating the public and key decision-makers about community food security; and
- promoting best practices.
The network has provided support to many local regional community food security initiatives, such as Community Gardens, Collective Kitchens, “Buy Local” marketing strategies and student nutrition programs.
The following organizations collaborated on the development of FoodNet Ontario:
- Ontario Public Health Association Food Security Working Group
- London Community Resource Centre
- Foodshare Toronto
- Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition
As of July 2012, over 400 organizations and individuals were members of FoodNet Ontario.
Become a member of FoodNet Ontario today by completing the FoodNet membership form.
FoodNet also welcomes organizations and individuals working on Food security initiatives to share their projects and programs through the Project Description Form.