good food organizations

CFCC's new grants stream to grow good food movement across Canada

Community Food Centres Canada is pleased to announce our first granting program, which will award $250,000 to community food organizations across Canada. The five $50,000 grants will be paired with consulting services, enabling us to offer tailored and multi-faceted support at a critical time in the organization’s development as it moves toward organizational transformation.    

Five fruitful moments from the 2017 Food Summit

Building a food movement can be hard work! So it's especially rewarding to bring together staff from member Good Food Organizations and Community Food Centres to share, learn, engage, and connect. In April 2017, we were proud to gather more than 150 people from 60 of our partner organizations at CFCC's third annual Food Summit in Toronto for an intense weekend of inspiration. We heard so many amazing stories of change happening in communities from coast to coast, and we’ve been buzzing with energy and motivation ever since. Here are some of the most memorable moments.

How a new wave of food banks are striving to become a force for change

As part of our ongoing capacity-building work within the community food sector, we are excited to be launching a new initiative specifically geared to supporting food banks. Over the next few months through a webinar, a training series, and features here on the blog, we'll be shining a light on how food banks can go beyond emergency food provisioning to improve health, grow community, and build skills and confidence among their members.

26 community food security non-profits join our growing Good Food Organizations program

We are pleased to announce that a new group of 26 community food security leaders has joined our Good Food Organizations initiative. As members of the program, these organizations are making a commitment to offering impactful food programs based in principles of healt­h, empowerment, and respect, and to working in alliance with Community Food Centres Canada towards a fair, healthy, and equitable food system where access to healthy food is recognized as a right and a key determinant of health.

Welcome to the first wave of Good Food Organizations!

We're excited to welcome aborrd our first cohort of Good Food Organizations: 37 organizations, spread across seven provinces and 28 cities and towns, that by joining the program are making a commitment to offering respectful, responsive, and impactful food programs in their communities as a way of decreasing hunger, building better physical and mental health, and reducing social isolation.

The Good Food Principles: Our guiding document for community food programming

As part of the launch of our new Good Food Organizations initiative, we wanted to take the opportunity to foreground a resource that is central to our work — the Good Food Principles. Members of The Pod may have encountered them in our December 2013 webinar, Beyond Emergency Food, where we spoke with Jess Powers of WhyHunger about supporting emergency food providers to go beyond c

Introducing Good Food Organizations: A new initiative supporting the community food sector in Canada

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Good Food Organizations, a new initiative which aims to increase the capacity of community food security organizations across Canada in offering healthy and dignified food programs in their communities. The inititiative provides resources, customized training, grants, and networking and exchange opportunities to community food security organizations.

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