local food security

Local Food Security & Poverty Issues Require Action

The Garden Patch is a SFBLC intiative to build capacity for local food security solutions. The Saskatchewan Global Food Security Forum kicked off yesterday in Saskatoon. According to their website, "Decision makers, buyers, food processors, exporters, service providers, academics, scientists, key business leaders, and government officials from various levels will all be in attendance".  We're encouraged to see action on important issues of global food security issues and proud that Saskatchewan and Canada are taking leading roles.

The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre receives 12,000+ requests for emergency food assistance each month, yet receives no form of core funding from any level of government.  We think it's also time for action on the issues that impact local food security and poverty right here in our community.

Click here to read more about the forum in an article in the Feb. 6 Star Phoenix.

[quote align="center" color="#999999"]Did you know that Saskatchewan has no provincial strategy to address poverty and food insecurity?[/quote]