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

2012 SalArmy Foodbank

Title:Feeding Canada's families: a report on Salvation Army food services. Corporate Author: The Salvation Army Subject:Food security - statistics, studies Publisher:The Salvation Army Place of Publication:Toronto Date of Publication:2012 Abstract: Since 2009, The...

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2011 Resetting the Table

  Title:Resetting the table: a people's food policy for Canada. Corporate Author: People's Food Policy Project Subject:Food security - general|split|Food security - local food systems|split|Food security - planning, policy Publisher:People's Food Policy Project Place...

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