May 27, 2017
Dear friend in food,
Brandon is fortunate to have several organizations, institutions, businesses, and individuals working to create a vibrant, fair, and sustainable food system. The proposed Brandon Food Council would bring these sectors together to foster collaboration and increase the impact of their work.
More than 60 municipalities and local governments across Canada have food councils. There are different types of food councils, but in general, they are made up of volunteer members who represent various sectors such as food producers and businesses, community organizations, social service and public health agencies, researchers, governments, and the public at large. The work that food councils do largely depends on the availability of financial and other resources, the expertise of members, and the willingness of local government to accept recommendations.
Brandon Poverty Committee and Food Matters Manitoba would really appreciate your input on the proposed Brandon Food Council. We want to know if you think a food council is a good idea for Brandon, and if so, who should be on the food council and what kind of work should it do. Please fill out our short 8-question anonymous survey before June 18, 2017. It will likely take you 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Thank you for your time. Stay tuned to www.foodmattersmanitoba.ca/category/blog/food-policy/ for updates on the proposed Brandon Food Council.
If you would like more info on this survey or the proposed Brandon Food Council, please contact:
Rob Moquin, Policy Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Boyce, Brandon Food Policy Coordinator at email@example.com