Food justice is at the core of FoodShare’s work and mandate. FoodShare Toronto advocates for establishing sustainable, healthy, inclusive and resilient communities with equitable access to nutritious and culturally appropriate vegetables and fruits. Through trainings, workshops and community animation, FoodShare is working to build a more democratic, just and equitable Toronto and beyond.
FoodShare is committed to creating awareness about systemic inequities that affect equitable access to basic needs and provide solutions to strengthen the food system.
Food Justice Initiatives
- Partnerships with communities who experience the most food insecurity and multiple oppressions, particularly racialized communities and other marginalized communities.
- Collaboration with program partners to create accountability structures, including food justice language and processes.
- Recognize and support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and apply it to our work
- Embedding food justice in all our work
WHAT DOES FOOD JUSTICE AT FOODSHARE LOOK LIKE?
EVERYTHING WE DO IS GROUNDED IN FOOD JUSTICE
- Culturally appropriate produce distribution via Good Food Markets
- Equity lens in School Grown
- Supporting grassroots food initiatives through the Cross Cultural Food Access Innovation Hub
- Working with farmers to provide culturally appropriate food via our Fresh Produce programs
- Awareness and accommodation of dietary restrictions in Field to Table Schools
- Providing religiously and culturally appropriate meals at Field to Table Schools workshops