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York Food Network joins national 'good food' organization

With more than 175 other Good Food Organizations and 10 Community Food Centres across the country, the York Region Food Network is working toward a Canada where everyone has the means, knowledge and voice necessary to access good food with dignity
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NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGION FOOD NETWORK
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York Region Food Network is pleased to announce that we have joined Community Food Centres Canada’s Good Food Organizations program to showcase our commitment to offering impactful community food programs based in principles of health, empowerment, and respect.

With over 175 other Good Food Organizations and 10 Community Food Centres across the country, we are working toward a Canada where everyone has the means, knowledge and voice necessary to access good food with dignity.

Launched in 2014, the Good Food Organizations program offers access to tools and resources, customized training, an annual conference, and opportunities to network and promote shared priorities.

By working together through a set of shared principles, this important initiative connects York Region Food Network to like-minded and progressive organizations across the country that are using food to tackle problems of food insecurity, inequality, poor health and social isolation.  

York Region Food Network (YRFN) is the first and only Good Food Organization in York Region. YRFN connects people around food. This happens through the delivery of healthy food education and programs, such as community gardens, community kitchens, local food access, youth engagement and drop-in meals, and working at a systems level to support healthy communities.

“As a Good Food Organization, we’re thrilled to be working alongside a network of like-minded organizations from across Canada, striving toward making good food access a reality for every person in our community,” said Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director of York Region Food Network

“The Good Food Organizations program provides support and inspiration to organizations across the country — community health centres, community markets, and many others — that are doing important grassroots food work,” said Kathryn Scharf, Chief Operating Officer at Community Food Centres Canada.

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