What are we doing about the hidden hunger in our community?
Waterloo Region - On November 16-18, 2009, world leaders will be meeting in Rome for the United Nations Food Summit to address the hunger crisis which affects one-sixth of humanity.
At the same time, residents and leaders in Waterloo Region will come together to discuss the challenges to accessing food in our community, share ideas, and decide what to do to address the situation.
Please join us in this important work! To register, click here.
Monday, November 16, 7-9 pm
Kathryn Scharf, Program Director, The STOP Community Food Centre, Toronto -what it's like to live with poor access to food, and what we all need to do about it
Elbert Van Donkersgoed, Editor, The Locavore News: Perspectives on Good Food and Farming -how the whole food system needs changing to provide healthy food for us all
Tuesday, November 17, 9 am-5 pm
Presentations on various food programs in existence in Waterloo Region
Examples of innovative programs from other communities
Review of existing research on what needs to be done
Identification of priorities for improving food access in Waterloo Region
The Waterloo Region Food Summit is jointly hosted by The Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable Waterloo Region Shares and is proudly supported by:
Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre
K-W Multicultural Centre
Langs Farm Community Health Centre
Opportunities Waterloo Region
Region of Waterloo Public Health
Region of Waterloo Social Services
To register, click here or call 519-883-2004 x.5296.
Monday, November 16, 2009, 7-9pm and
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 9am-5pm
Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener
Free, but limited seating. Registration required.
Participant honoraria available.