Food is love. Food is money. Food is life.
Let’s prevent food waste.
Because it’s food, not waste.
DID YOU KNOW?
Food waste is more than banana peels, egg shells and chicken bones.
It’s the lettuce we forgot to eat. It’s yesterday’s leftovers at the back of the fridge. It’s the rice left on our plates after dinner. It’s the food that we could have eaten but have trashed for no good reason.
According to the United Nations, a whopping one third of the world’s food is wasted annually. Had we not wasted it, that food would have been more than enough to alleviate world hunger! Action is imminent.
We at Community Environment Alliance are aiming to ‘turn the curve’ to shape a better tomorrow through the Zero Food Waste Program! The program has developed interactive tools to educate the residents about food waste and empower them to take actions to prevent ‘good food wastage’ in their homes.
It’s good for our wallet, good for our planet, and good for our children!
Be part of a community movement to make a real difference!
A Sustainable Food Secured Future Symposium
Community Environment Alliance has hosted an event, Sustainable Food Secured Future: Intersection between Food Waste and Food Insecurity, at Gore Meadows Community Centre in Brampton on June 22nd.
Food waste is a global and national problem that has a huge effect on our environment, economy and society. At the same time, the number of Canadians who are food insecure is growing at an alarming rate.
Both food waste and food insecurity issues have been ongoing major concerns in our community and have sparked the concern of many. Often, the two issues are seen separately and the connection between them is summed up in the too-simple model solution of rescuing food and distributing to those in need. But it’s more complicated than that! Food waste and food insecurity has many layers to consider.
This symposium brought together practitioners, advocates, farmers, researchers and community developers in the areas of food policy and anti-hunger work to identify promising technical, practical and scalable solutions, while reducing stress on the environment and providing economic and social benefits.
Thank you partners for sharing your valuable insights and for contributing to stimulating and meaningful discussions. Because of you, we were able to delve deeper into the intersection of food waste & the food and nutrition gap. Together we also explored innovative solutions to bridge this intersection in the hopes of creating a sustainable food future for Peel.
To get a glimpse of the event, check out our Food Secure Future Symposium Booklet for more information.