Winnipeggers want access to local, affordable, healthy food

Community News Commons | Winnipeg

By: Katrina Sklepowich


Recent FMM postcard campaign revealed Winnipeggers want a Food Council

Food Matters Manitoba is collaborating with community organizations, local businesses, public health experts and city planners to create the city’s inaugural food policy council.

Building on a 2015 Winnipeg Public Service recommendation to explore opportunities for improving food production and security in Winnipeg, the food policy council would work toward enhancing access to local, affordable, and healthy food.

In consultation with the City of Winnipeg’s Urban Planning Division, Food Matters Manitoba hosted a series of conversations this summer to identify food policy priorities and provide recommendations on the structure and role of a food council.

“From fresh food markets to urban gardening and bee keeping, communities in Winnipeg are already working on improving access to good food,” said Coun. Jenny Gerbasi.

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