About Us

about-us-banner3The Food Policy Council for KFL&A officially formed in July 2013 and consists of members from diverse areas of the food system.

 

Purpose

The Council is working to fulfil the main purposes identified in the Food Policy Council framework report, which are to:

  • serve as a forum for discussing food issues,
  • assess the community food system in KFL&A, and
  • inform and influence food and food-related policies and programs.

Vision

The Council’s vision stems from the Food Charter vision:

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington are healthy, food secure communities where:

  • Food is recognized as a basic human right
  • A just food system ensures all members of our community have access to adequate, healthy, safe, affordable and culturally appropriate food
  • An ecologically and economically sustainable food system thrives
  • A strong relationship exists between our rural and urban communities which supports and advocates for our regional food system

Roles

  • Education/Coordination- foster dialogue and enhance connections between sectors in the food system.
  • Assessment- identify food system needs
  • Policy- inform and encourage changes in policy to support a healthy food system in KFL&A