As you are no doubt all too aware, the COVID-19 outbreak has called for significant changes in order to stem the spread of infection. These changes have direct implications for food; from the initial stages of production, to its storage and distribution, to the ultimate enjoyment of consumption. These changes also present challenging demands on all levels of government and government agencies, the important work of industry, and organizations in the non-profit sector. Despite the challenges currently being experienced by leading members of the Halifax Food Policy Alliance (HFPA), we are continuing to support immediate responses in food production and food access, as well as taking stock of what the current moment can teach us about the work necessary to reach the resilient and inclusive food system envisioned in the HRM Food Charter.
In continuing this important work, the HFPA continues to support healthy change, lead informed action, and convene important community conversations on food focused actions and advocacy. Please stay in touch as we continue to work towards an HRM Food Action Plan.
For now, please view and sign-on to our HRM Food Charter. Spread this Charter to your friends, family, and networks in order to share this hopeful vision with those interested in working towards it.
Looking to purchase food from a local producer through pick-up or home delivery? Check out a list of local producers, community supported agriculture farms, and online markets put together by the EAC.
And, have a look at the important work being done at the Dartmouth North Family and Community Food Centre to prepare food for those in need in a safe fashion.