JustFOOD: An Action Plan for the Halifax Region
The municipality is committed to promoting community food security. In December 2019, the municipality strengthened its partnership with the Halifax Food Policy Alliance and committed to co-lead the development of JustFOOD. View the report that kicked-off this work.
The JustFOOD Action Plan will work with residents and stakeholders to develop “grown in Halifax” solutions. As the first food strategy in our Region, it will create a comprehensive plan to guide actions to improve food security and strengthen our local food system, with clear roles for all and the resources needed for positive change. JustFOOD is centered on food justice and building on the Halifax Food Charter, a call to action for us to work together towards a Region with a just and sustainable food system, where no one is hungry and everyone has access to healthy food that they enjoy.
A first step in developing JustFOOD is to test the draft plan framework and for you to tell us what the plan should achieve. In October 2020, the JustFOOD team provided an update to Regional Council which included a draft Framework and engagement plan for the project, view more details.
In March 2021, JustFOOD hosted Workshop #1 for those working in or supporting the food system. The workshop tested draft food system goals, moving towards action. Here’s what we learned from the workshop. In addition to great ideas for action, these workshops resulted in changes to the plan framework and the creation of the story of JustFOOD,
JustFOOD Workshop #2 is happening online on June 17/21 6:30-8:30 p.m. & June 18/21 10:00 a.m.- 12 noon Registration will open soon and be available until midnight on June 13, 2021. Workshop #2 will focus on actions to be evolved through engagement and research through the summer and into the fall. Participants will consider what JustFOOD should achieve and collaborate on what’s needed to make this a reality. Registration is open to all, you don’t need to have attend Workshop #1. Register for Workshop #2 (coming soon)
Contact us to find out about upcoming workshops, civic dinners, and other chances to be involved in JustFOOD.