Food security exists when all people at all times have physical and economic access to adequate amounts of nutritious, safe, and culturally appropriate food to maintain a healthy and active life.
OBJECTIVE OF THIS FUND
The objective of this fund is to support initiatives aiming to improve food security, especially for individual or families in need, or people living on a low-income.
The initiatives eligible to this funding must aim to improve physical and economical access to nutritious foods (i.e improve availability or cost of food). For example, such initiatives could include:
- Harvesting, food preparation & service of traditional meals at traditional camp
- Community harvesting activities (hunting, fishing, gathering of berries and plants)
- Hunting services (e.g. for elders, single parent or low-income families) or Generous Hunters’ Program
- Community kitchen, collective kitchen, soup kitchen, group purchasing or Community Food Center
- Initiative to reduce wasting of food and to use surplus
- Food sharing initiatives, including community freezers, refrigerators or food pantry
- Collective or community gardens, community fruit trees & berry bushes
- Solidarity store, coop, local & affordable food market, seasonal market
- Community butchering service
- Vegetable & fruit discount program
- Development of a Food bank, emergency food basket or food vouchers program
- Meal programs or meals on wheels (e.g. for elders, people isolated or sick)
- Collective grocery delivery service or transportation service to closest grocery store
Notes: The following types of initiatives are not eligible: Short-term projects (Christmas Baskets), Special Events (Feasts, Holiday Meals, Festival, Health Promotion events), Workshops, information sessions or cooking classes, Research projects
- Non-profit and community organizations
- Cooperatives and social economy enterprises
- Aboriginal organizations eligible for provincial funding (e.g. Cree Nation Band Councils)
Notes: (1) Citizen initiatives that meet the objectives may be funded through an eligible organization. (2) Para-public organizations (such as schools & school board, childcare services & health and social services) are not eligible to this funding but could be partners involved in the implementation of these initiatives.