Food Security Collaborative

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Food Security Collaborative

  • Comprises 20 active partner organizations and community members
  • Vision: “PEC to be a place where everyone has the means and knowledge  to access good healthy food in a supported way”
  • Key projects underway:
    • Picton and Wellington community gardens
    • “Fresh for All” (local farmers and gardeners donate fresh produce to local food programs)
    • “Food to Share” (donated fresh produce prepared for local food programs)
    • “Good Food Box” (availability of fresh produce at substantial discount prices)
    • “Food for Learning” (healthy meals and snacks in elementary schools)
    • “Food Access Guide” (online guide detailing existing food programs and affordable food sources)  
  • Collective Impact project
    • Funding of $30,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, $10,000 from the Loblaws Companies Limited and $7,500 from a private donor, to develop a collaborative, integrated plan to address food insecurity in PEC