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Why does Leeds, Grenville and Lanark need a Food Charter?

A Food Charter promotes food that is fresh, accessible, safe and affordable, and an agricultural system that is strong both now and in the future. A Food Charter can help strengthen the local economy, support local producers, promote environmental conservation and improve the health and well-being of residents.

What can a Food Charter do for me and my community?

A Food Charter can:

  • Express a community’s vision for their food system
  • Start conversations about food and agriculture
  • Make connections between different people and groups interested in food
  • Help improve food security and ensure that all residents have enough safe, nutritious and culturally-acceptable food
  • Promote food that is grown and produced in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark and increase its availability to consumers
  • Help to protect farmland and to provide more opportunity for growers and producers
  • Promote the availability of healthy food choices
  • Help to protect the environment.
How was the charter developed?

foodcoreLGL developed an initial draft of the Food Charter based on feedback obtained from community members and stakeholders from the information meeting in March 2013. We sought feedback from as many individuals, groups, organizations, farmer, growers etc. as we could from November 2013 to the end of February 2014.  The results were compiled and changes made to the initial draft to ensure that final charter represents the priorities of the residents in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.

Have you seen our foodcoreLGL toolkits that can help you bring the Food Charter to life?

Take a look at these toolkits to see how the Food Charter can be implemented into the many aspects of our everyday lives.

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