Rural and remote regions of our province face unique food security challenges. Challenges that affect the availability and affordability of food in their community.
The Our Food NL Project is rooted in the belief that the people living in a community facing barriers to healthy and culturally appropriate food are the people best able to come up with effective solutions to their challenges. Food First NL has seen that sometimes, all a community needs is support to help them overcome these local barriers and realize their vision.
The Our Food NL project provides this support. We provide resources and guidance to help communities complete a Community-led Food Assessment, and implement new food programs to enrich a community’s access to healthy, affordable food of their choosing.
We hire a Food Security Coordinator in the community, who leads the work, with the assistance of a food security committee made of community members, who know—better than anyone—what will make a positive impact in their community.