Manitoba’s institutions can play an important role in the growth and viability of our local food economy. They can put Manitoba on the Menu. Schools, post-secondary, healthcare institutions and Crown corporations spend millions on food budgets every year. Yet little is known about how much of that is local. Without this knowledge it is difficult to see what potential local food has here in Manitoba. The reality is that institutions are currently purchasing very little local and sustainable produced and processed food. This is definitely a significant missed opportunity to strengthen Manitoba’s local food sector.
This resource was created by Food Matters Manitoba. The Manitoba on the Menu project is an initiative funded by the Province of Manitoba. The project seeks to better understand the opportunities that exist to increase procurement of local, sustainable foods in Manitoba institutions.