What is Food Security?
In all communities, some families wonder if there is enough food for dinner or for the next day. These families worry about providing their children with enough food to grow up strong and healthy. Poor nutrition, especially in childhood, has effects that can last a lifetime.
Food Insecurity can:
Harm our communities and lead to community breakdown.
Lead to the feeling that our community is not a safe, healthy, or a comfortable place to live.
In a healthy community, people can:
Earn a living and get the food they need.
Get the foods they like and want to eat.
Feel connected to each other and like they are part of the community.
Adapted from www.foodthoughtful.ca
Sustainability in Food
The Holiday Hamper Program, with the help of our friends at Get Joyfull, is determined to do more than solve a short-term holiday food problem. Healthy Hampers is a grassroots initiative that will ensure nutritious, appropriate, and safe foods are included in all hampers. We value food security and want our families to feel good about the food they eat. Consequently, our goal is to provide Edmonton families with the tools they need to stretch food dollars and cook healthy meals at home, beyond the festive season.
Strong community partnerships and generous donations from local growers and producers have made Healthy Hampers possible.