Are you interested in learning more about where you can buy, grow or prepare local foods? Do you want to get involved in our local food movement? Click below to learn more.
Also known as urban agriculture, community gardens allow individuals and family to have access to land to grow their own food. The Chatham-Kent Community Gardens are a free program offered in communities across Chatham-Kent.
If you are interested in joining a garden, please click here for more information.
The CK Gleaning Project works with volunteers to harvest left over produce from local farmers. This produce is distributed to local food banks, soup kitchens and community groups to be used in their meals, programs or just provided to anyone who would like it.
For more information on the program or how to get involved, click here.
The Food Resource and Meal Calendar provides information on organizations and groups in our community that provide hot meals or soups kitchens available to individuals and families. The Calendar also includes information on fee for service meals (such as Meals on Wheels), local Food Banks and other food related groups such as voucher programs. In addition, there is information to help individuals and families access Emergency Shelters and Emergency Financial Assistance. This resource is updated twice a year in May and November.
The calendar can be found by clicking here.
The Food Skills Network is a working group of the Chatham-Kent Food Policy Council. This group was formed to assist individuals and organizations within Chatham-Kent to develop food skills by providing training, tools, resources and networking.
The group has created a website with key links for anyone interested in learning how to prepare a meal as well as anyone who is looking to offer a food skills program in the community. Key information includes recipes, videos, links to food skills programs, grant information, safe food handling and inspected kitchens.
Information can be found by clicking here.
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CK Public Health in partnership with stakeholders from across the food system are working together to create a food strategy for Chatham-Kent.
For more information on what we are doing or how you can get involved, please click here.
A Food Policy Council (FPC) is comprised of a group of community members and key stakeholders from the various sectors that represent the food system, including health, non-profit and advocacy organizations (Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, 2012).
Rather than a multitude of advocates working in silos on individual issues within a troubled food system, FPCs endeavour to create a stage for coordinated and integrated action around local food systems. The Chatham-Kent Food Policy Council was formed in May 2013 and has been busy working on the food system in CK.
To learn more or to get involved, please click here.