WHO WE ARE
The Simcoe County Food Council is a community-based network committed to enhancing community food security and reducing household food insecurity in Simcoe County.
We are made up of community members, food producers, local businesses and organizations who are passionate and invested in ensuring everyone in Simcoe County has access to safe, nutritious, affordable, culturally appropriate food that is physically and financially accessible.
THE SIMCOE COUNTY FOOD SECURITY FRAMEWORK
The goal of the Simcoe County Food Security Framework is to help increase awareness, coordination, and development of initiatives designed to enhance food security at the community and household levels across Simcoe County. The Framework informs the public of local food security projects underway and builds upon key achievements, such as the 2013 endorsement of the Simcoe County Food and Agriculture Charter. The Framework also seeks alignment with the consultation results of the provincial Food Security Strategy and is designed to further enhance and support the work undertaken by the previous provincial government.
SIMCOE COUNTY FOOD SECURITY FRAMEWORK GOALS
Household food insecurity in Simcoe County
Support income and housing solutions
Increase physical access to sufficient nutritious food for all
Improve community food literacy
Support the local agri-food sector
Foster Simcoe County’s food traditions and Indigenous food knowledge and culture
Collaboration toward a food secure Simcoe County