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Call to Action: COVID-19 & Food Security

May 20, 2020 Food Matters Manitoba is leading the way for provincial food security with a mandate to build a province where good food nourishes strong communities and healthy people. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted existing inequities in our communities and revealed cracks in the foundations of our food system. Although this situation has certainly …

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Food Security & COVID-19 Joint Statement Brandon

Joint Statement Released April 23, 2020 Both locally and globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the lack of resilience in our food systems. We are especially concerned about the food security impacts of the pandemic, particularly for the more vulnerable members of our community. While dedicated to addressing immediate food needs in the City of …

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Video Launch On-line

April 21, 1pm CDT, join the launch of Food Insecurity in Manitoba, a series of 3 short videos (5 minutes each) focused on Experiences, Causes and Solutions, telling the Manitoba story.  Their release couldn’t be more timely as we are challenged by the inequalities inherent in the current economic system.  To register click here. The …

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Social Enterprise at FMM

Food Matters Manitoba is in a process with Social Enterprise Manitoba to develop social enterprise activities to continue improving the sustainability of their programming. As a part of this process, I am working with FMM to coach them through developing a social enterprise strategy. Social enterprise is a concept that has been getting increasing media …

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Brandon Food Council: Vision for Food Secure City

– by Kristen Lowitt and Olivia Boyce The Brandon Food Council recently hosted its first of a planned series of community forums. Oriented around the theme of ‘building a food secure community’, the event generated significant enthusiasm and a range of innovative ideas for strengthening the local food system. The rich insights gathered at this …

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