Food Services in Your Community
Three major food sources:
1. Commercial - the dominant market-orientated food providers: Businesses and organizations that provide food retail and services for profit. These include businesses such as grocery stores, convenience stores, specialty food stores, restaurants, as well as for-profit services such as meal delivery, cooking classes, grocery delivery, and more.
2. Not-for-profit - charitable food providers: Include those provided by governments, organizations, and other groups that offer food or food services at little or no cost. View more information on these programs.
- Food education programs
- Meal/ Grocery delivery programs
- Meal in school programs
- Food Banks
- Meal centres
3. Alternative food sources - local: Offers food and food services at a smaller scale, through local food production and provision. Alternative food sources can help meet specific food requirements and fill in food gaps. Significant change and investment in local options would be needed for local to become the predominant source of food.
- Community Gardens / Agriculture
- Personal Gardens
- Urban Agriculture