Food Security

Zero Hunger, a Sustainable Food System, and Healthy and Safe Food

The World Health Organization define food security as “all people at all times [having] physical and economic access to adequate amounts of nutritious, safe, and culturally appropriate foods.” Edmonton is not exempt of the issue of food security. The Edmonton Community Foundation found in 2015 that slightly more than 2 in 5 (44%) Edmontonians believe food security is a problem in Edmonton.   

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Edmonton’s Food Bank served 17,722 different people in October 2015, in the form of food hampers (This does not include meals, snacks and other food programs.) This showed an increase of 21.5% over the previous year

Tracking the Trends 2018

The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) today released the 2018 edition of its flagship publication Tracking the Trends.  The 131-page publication provides a detailed analysis of social and economic trends in Edmonton.  Information is...

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2012 Right to Food Brief

Title:Brief presented to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food: May 7, 2012. Author(s):Campbell, Bruce Corporate Author: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Subject:Food security - hunger, health|split|Food security - local food...

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Food Security in Edmonton

What is Food Security? The United Nations defines food security as existing “when all people at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”...

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Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is taking precautionary measures to do our part in slowing the spread of the disease.

The ESPC physical office will be closed effective March 16, 2020, until further notice. We will continue to work and serve our community and clients remotely. All of us at ESPC have the necessary resources to work remotely with little disruption to our scheduled project deliverables.

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