Creating a Food Secure Community Event

 In Building Knowledge, Newsroom

The Brandon Food Council is hosting a series of public events about food security to educate and engage the community. The first event is on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. Creating a Food Secure Community, will take place at Helping Hands Soup Kitchen at 111 7th Street in Brandon, from 6:30-8:00 pm. A light meal will be served.

This free public event will feature an interactive discussion with community members about their goals and aspirations for the local food system as well as short presentations from community food security leaders including: Councillor Jan Chaboyer, Brandon City Council; Lisa Ramsey, Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre and Brandon Bear Clan; and Hope Roberts, 7th Street Health Access Centre.

The Brandon Food Council is a 12 member citizen-led group seeking to draw together community groups, industry, government and individuals to collaborate on strategies to increase food security in Brandon. The Council’s mandate is drawn from the Brandon Food Charter, endorsed by the City in 2014, and the commitment expressed there to advancing food security, sustainability, and health. The Brandon Food Council’s vision is: Food for All. Growing a healthy and vibrant community.

Professor Kristen Lowitt, Chair of the Food Council states, “Achieving food security is one of the greatest challenges of our time. By providing gathering places for everyone who has a stake in the food system, from those who experience hunger to those who administer the system, we can listen and learn and the movement for change is strengthened.”

Download Poster here.

Listen to Kristen Lowitt’s interview on CBC Radio Noon, February 6, 2020 (6 minutes)

For more information contact:

Kristen Lowitt, Chair, Brandon Food Council

Assistant Professor, Geography and Environment, Brandon University

Email: lowittk@brandonu.ca Phone: 204-571-8556

OR

Olivia Boyce, Program Coordinator, Food Matters Manitoba

Email: olivia@foodmattersmanitoba.ca Phone: 204-724-3311