Organization Wants To Tell You How Much Food Matters

Wednesday April 2nd, 2014

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Food Matters Windsor Essex County is hosting a community Food Charter information sessions during the month of April.

The sessions will take place in Libraries in Windsor and Essex County and will provide an opportunity for education and discussion while the survey will allow community members to provide input and feedback on the drafted document.

Organizers say a Food Charter lists the community’s shared goals, vision, values or principles for the local food system.

What’s a food system? Officials say it consists of those who: grow or raise food; process food; distribute food; sell or provide food; eat food and manage food waste.

Food Matters says the Food Charter of Windsor Essex County will help to explain what the local food system should look like, can bring the Windsor-Essex community together to talk about the importance of healthy, safe, accessible, affordable and culturally appropriate food and raise awareness of local food issues.

“Our goal is to have this document become the framework or the guide for decision makers and community leaders” says Food Matters Windsor Essex County Coordinator Michele Legere. “It can encourage planning, policy and program development that focuses on the health and well-being of everyone.”

A complete listing of sessions in Windsor and Essex County can be found at this link here.

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