Our mission is to establish sustainable and holistic community-led food systems throughout Durham Region that serve to support those most affected by food insecurity. With community involvement in farming, gardening, food education and food sharing initiatives, we strive to improve access to fresh and healthy food. Our values in food sov
Our mission is to establish sustainable and holistic community-led food systems throughout Durham Region that serve to support those most affected by food insecurity. With community involvement in farming, gardening, food education and food sharing initiatives, we strive to improve access to fresh and healthy food. Our values in food sovereignty guide us to empower individuals and families to be able to feed themselves.
We believe food can be a multifaceted value proposition. By harnessing the power of food, we can address many things: connection and sharing; feeding our community; basic elements of the local economy; and we can improve the state of our natural environment. At the heart of our company is food and its limitless ability to evoke change.
We are a small not-for-profit of a few members dedicated to the empowerment of people that face many systemic barriers. We are part of and have a history of working with Black and Indigenous communities, especially those affected by poverty. Food is but one way we have decided to positively impact the members of our community, and by which we will empower those around us.
We are working with Carea Community Health Centres to deliver our Good Food Boxes to families throughout Durham Region.
Additionally we deliver our Good Food Boxes to Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services, which reaches their families throughout Durham Region as well as their remote regions throughout Ontario.
If you are associated with either of these organization and wish to receive one of our Good Food Box from them, please contact their office.
The systemic issues that exist in the mainstream food system are parallel to overarching issues in our society. By using food as the entry point to identify these issues, we can begin to dismantle them for effective long-term results. Removing social and systemic barriers ensures all people have access to fresh and healthy food. Being able to feed oneself is a mark of prosperity, wellness and empowerment.
Despite our diversity, food has the inherent ability to transcend the multiplicity of cultures. By partnering with community members and groups, especially those most affected by poverty and food insecurity, we can begin to celebrate food not only for its diverse ingredients and customs, but for its representation of our most shared commonality – our need to eat.
Food is our most fundamental connection to nature. We depend on a healthy environment to grow our food and it is our responsibility to know our place within it. Through community involvement in farming, gardening and food education we can better engage with nature, learn how to appropriately tend to it and understand the connection between our bodies and the natural world around us.