Centre Wellington Alliance for Good Food

Centre Wellington Alliance for Good Food joins organizations from across Canada in working towards a healthy and equitable food system.

The Alliance was established in 2015 as a partnership between the Centre Wellington Social Justice Group and the Centre Wellington Food Bank to further food-related programming to bring people together. With nearly 100 other Good Food Organizations and eight Community Food Centres launched or in development across the country, the Alliance is working towards a healthy and fair food system.

One initiative, the Women’s Community Lunch program “brings women together to increase health and knowledge about healthy food, and create friendships across socio-economic classes where previously they would not have happened,” said Paul Holyoke, chair of the CW Social Justice Group.

The Good Food program offers access to tools, resources and customized training.

By working together, this initiative connects the Alliance to like-minded organizations across the country that are using food to tackle problems of poor health, inequality, hunger and poverty.

“We see such potential in the power of food to bring people together, and create an environment in which every person’s inherent value, dignity and potential to contribute to the community is recognized,” said Fred Alecksandrowicz, manager of the Centre Wellington Food Bank. “We’re looking forward to introducing new programs over the coming months to provide other groups of people the opportunity to come together over good food in a social setting.”

Kathryn Scharf, COO for Community Food Centres Canada, added they work harder as a team

“Together, we can mount a stronger case for support in the sector that responsive, dignified food programming is worth doing and worth supporting.”