The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations defines food security as having physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to allow people to meet their dietary needs and food preferences to keep an active and healthy life.
We know that 14.4% of Manitoba households and 20% of children do not have this food secure experience.
How is this food insecurity experienced?
We had invited Charlene, Afaf & Carly to discuss this topic with us.
Unfortunately, Charlene and Afaf did not make it for the conversation, but they did generously share their experience with us in our Food Insecurity in Manitoba video series, which we invite you to watch.
We still had the chance to sit down with Carly from the Brandon Renewal Corporation, who discussed her perspectives and experiences to explore with us the causes and solutions for food insecurity in Manitoba.
Moderated by Caryn Douglas.
Caryn has experience working with folks experiencing food insecurity and poverty in Winnipeg’s west end. She was formerly on Food Matters Manitoba staff with responsibility for communication and was involved in the production of the video series Food Insecurity in Manitoba. She is current the minister at The United Church in Meadowood.