FoodShare’s Good Food Programs connect families and communities with affordable, fresh, culturally diverse vegetables and fruit, increasing consumption of healthy produce and improving the income of Ontario family farms. Every year, we deliver 40,000 Good Food Boxes through 180 volunteer-run drop offs, and our Bulk Fresh Produce Program for Schools and Community Agencies delivers affordable fresh produce directly to over 300 locations, serving 70,000 children weekly. We help increase the availability of fresh affordable high-quality vegetables and fruit in food deserts, breaking down social isolation and creating vibrant public spaces, by supporting more than 20 Mobile and Good Food Markets within the City of Toronto and Ontario’s North through a partnership with Nishnawbe Aski Nation. With the Ontario Food Terminal, over 25 local farms, and the Ontario Good Food Box Network we are working to establish better food access and more direct farmer linkages through expanded food hubs.
So many of us want to engage with each other as we explore our personal and collective roles in food security, food systems, and food issues. FoodShare Talks is a book club and discussion series that promotes open dialogue to sink our teeth into some of the leading ideas driving our food movement. Meetings are held seasonally following a book club inspired discussion group format to share questions, reflections, and comments.More Details »
Recipe for Change is a celebration of food with a purpose that supports FoodShare’s innovative work in schools. A tasting adventure unlike any other Recipe for Change includes a full meal and opportunity to mingle with 30 Chefs, taste 20 VQA wines, 6 local beers, and more! Early bird tickets on sale until December 19!More Details »
1, 2, 3… Crunch!
Join us at 2:30pm E.S.T, March 6, 2014 for the ultimate in apple appreciation. FoodShare’s annual Great Big Crunch invites school communities to learn about healthy eating and local food systems by taking a giant synchronized crunch into a locally grown apple.