Seventy-five thousand residents in Ottawa are unable to access nutritious food. Meanwhile, over the past three or so years, there has been a 12 percent increase in food bank users. Food is central to sustaining daily lives. Food not only keeps us alive, it creates communities, economies, divisive politics and diverse cultures.
Spur convenes a panel on food security with Anti-Poverty Community Engagement Worker at the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres Kaitrin Doll; Professor of Geography, U of T Mississauga Campus, Pierre Desrochers; and Professor of Sociocultural Studies, Queens University, Elaine Power. The event will be moderated by Manager at the Parkdale Food Centre, Karen Secord.
Come break bread with us and find out why the responsibility to feed and the right to food are about more than just basic nutrition. This event will include brunch and is programmed in partnership with the Community Foundation of Ottawa. Their Director of Community Engagement Rebecca Aird will lead off the discussion with an introduction to their food security initiatives.
- General admission: $15
Programmed in partnership with
- November 7, 2015
- 11:30 am
- Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa