Right to Food


Demand a new food charter

Join us in calling on the City of Toronto to develop a new food charter written by the folks most impacted by food insecurity and those working to defend the food rights of their own communities.

Right to Food Campaign

We received over 1000 signatures in support of our Petition for the Right to Food and our message made an impact! On April 6, 2022 Toronto City Council will be voting on a motion that calls for an update to the Toronto Food Charter, led by communities impacted by food insecurity and poverty, and those that are working to defend the food rights of their communities. Join us in telling City Council that you support an updated food charter. 

We are calling on the City to: 

  1. Support the development of a new Toronto Food Charter written by marginalized communities who are most affected by food insecurity to reflect their needs. This requires centering the leadership of people who experience the most food insecurity — Black, Indigenous and racialized people; people with disabilities; workers; and renters.
  2. Include a mechanism for the new Toronto Food Charter to ensure that the City is accountable to the communities impacted by its food policies.
  3. Allocate sufficient funding and resources to realize the right to food in Toronto.


Join our Digital Day of Action on March 30, 2022 at 12PM where we will hear from community leaders about what an updated food charter will mean for their communities, and contact our councillors to demand a vote for an updated food charter. For a sample email, tweet and phone script check out our Digital Day of Action toolkit here.

Learn how you can support groups in our city doing important work to reduce food insecurity in their communities.

Watch our town hall from October 22, 2021 where we discussed the need for a new Toronto Food Charter that centres the perspectives of those most impacted by food insecurity. We heard from community leaders, explored Toronto’s existing food landscape, and talked about the City of Toronto’s responsibility in addressing barriers to a community-driven and community-determined food system.

Check out our info sheet on the Right to Food campaign and share it with your network!

Make some noise for food justice: