Join FoodNet Ontario
If you are involved in hunger relief, research, advocacy or policy development relating to access to food, or the creation of sustainable local food systems, we invite you to become a member of FoodNet Ontario.
Join our growing network so we can work together to achieve a food secure Ontario. From farmers to consumers, community groups to governmental organizations – all are welcome to join FoodNet Ontario.
To become a member, please complete the on-line membership form or contact us directly.
Membership is free: all we ask is that you consider sharing information about your initiatives, projects, challenges and successes with others.
Membership in FoodNet Ontario will enable you to:
- stay informed of new developments in community food security and sustainable local food systems;
- network and share information with other individuals and organizations through e-bulletins, on-line discussion groups, workshops, regional forums and conferences;
- receive information and advice from other members with expertise and experience in a wide range of food issues, services and enterprises
- promote your organization and its activities;
- join others to advocate for community food security and sustainable food systems; and
- post information about your initiatives and events on the FoodNet Ontario website.
Get involved in your own community
There are many ways that you can be involved in promoting community food security – here are just a few ideas:
- Talk about food security and local food systems with others with others – friends, family, co-workers and politicians;
- Buy from local food producers;
- Respect food – take time to prepare quality meals;
- Share your food with others;
- Collaborate and share information about community food programs;
- Join or start a community garden;
- Volunteer for or donate to a community food program;
- Involve and support farmers in food initiatives;
- Learn about the different programs and activities in your area;
- Pay more attention to where your food comes from;
- Recognize the impact of agriculture on the economy;
- Lobby politicians to increase social assistance rates, enhance access to food and Increase investment in agriculture; and
- Work with others to develop a community food charter. (See examples of food charters at http://foodnetontario.ca/wp/policy-advocacy/charters)