MIND Program joins network of organizations across Canada using healthy food as a tool for social change
Toronto ON, Nov. 6, 2018 — The MIND Program is pleased to announce that we have joined Community Food Centres Canada’s Good Food Organizations program to showcase our commitment to offering impactful community food programs based in principles of health, empowerment, and respect. With over 175 other Good Food Organizations and 10 Community Food Centres across the country, we are working towards a Canada where everyone has the means, knowledge, and voice necessary to access good food with dignity.
Launched in 2014, the Good Food Organizations program offers access to tools and resources, customized training, an annual conference, and opportunities to network and promote shared priorities. By working together through a set of shared principles, this important initiative connects the MIND Program to like-minded and progressive organizations across the country that are using food to tackle problems of food insecurity, inequality, poor health, and social isolation.
“The Good Food Organizations program provides support and inspiration to organizations across the country — community health centres, food banks, community markets, and many others — that are doing important grassroots food work,” said Kathryn Scharf, Chief Operating Officer at Community Food Centres Canada. “We have seen that when community food programs foreground healthy food in a dignified setting that offers meaningful opportunities for engagement, there can be a profoundly positive impact on people’s health and overall well-being. We want to amplify these outcomes to build a national case for an investment in healthy food for all.”
Media inquiries: Doug Pritchard, MIND Program, 416 421 7079
Media inquiries: Kennedy Baker, Communications Manager, Community Food Centres Canada
416 531 8826 ext. 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Good Food Organizations program is offered by Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC). Since 2012, Community Food Centres Canada has been working with partners to build and support vibrant places in low-income communities that build health, belonging, and social justice through the power of food. Find out more at www.cfccanada.ca.