Verdun food system

About this project

The food component of the “Giving everyone a roof and a seat at the table” project was launched with the creation of the Verdun food system (SAV) committee in winter 2018. The committee’s goal is to improve food security services, foster the pooling of some of these services, and enhance access to new food sources in the neighbourhood.

This past summer, food security stakeholders in Verdun came together for a day of brainstorming on how to improve emergency food assistance services in the territory.

A pilot project to develop the local supply (from unsold products in stores) and reduce food waste has been put in motion. This has created enthusiasm among both agencies and food store owners. Already, the owner of a major grocery store outlet has promised to provide food products. A “SAV project” logo will be created to provide visibility to store owners participating in the project.

A number of transformation and education activities are also taking place in the neighbourhood: intergenerational and multicultural collective kitchen workshops, community meals, educational cooking workshops in schools, and group cooking workshops for children, teens or families.

Thanks to a collective vision, the Verdun food system reinforces collaboration between community stakeholders, who share equipment, rooms, expertise—and food.

With this initiative, Verdun residents have definitely put food security on the table!

 

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Thanks to a collective vision, the Verdun food system reinforces collaboration between community stakeholders, who share equipment, rooms, expertise—and food.