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.   


Each month the Edmonton Food Bank serves 20,000 people through it's food hamper program.

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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Farmers’ Markets in Edmonton

The first farmers’ market in Alberta was established in Edmonton in 1903. A number of markets in other locations began to emerge throughout during the next four decades. Following WWII, when many people moved away from rural areas towards urban centres, food...

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