GVFB joins a growing group of GFOs representing eight provinces, who are committed to offering impactful food programs based on the principles of health, equity and respect.
Diane Collis, Director of Food and Education at the GVFB, commented:
“We are delighted to be able to work together with organizations committed to a healthy and equitable food system. Alongside our memberships with Food Secure Canada
and Food Banks Canada
, this partnership builds on our opportunities to learn and share with others on best practices in the food security movement.”
Kathryn Scharf, VP National Programs for Community Food Centres Canada, commented:
“We launched this initiative to provide support and inspiration to dozens of organizations across the country — community health centres, food banks, or community markets, etc. — that are doing grassroots food work. We want to promote the idea that this work is worth doing and worth supporting, and that it can have a huge impact on people’s health and well-being.”
Good Food Organizations receive access to a network of peers, training, tools and resources as part of Community Food Centres Canada's national program targeting a national case for an investment in healthy food for all.
About Community Food Centres Canada
The Good Food Organizations initiative operates in alliance with Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC). CFCC provides resources and a proven approach to partner organizations across Canada to create Community Food Centres that bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food. CFCC also works with the broader food movement to build greater capacity for impact and to empower communities to work toward a healthy and fair food system. For more information, visit www.cfccanada.ca