What is food security?
Our Valley is food secure when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to safe nutritious, culturally acceptable food to meet their dietary needs for a healthy life.
In its simplest form, food security means that we have enough to eat, but it is more than that. When we all come together to support the systems that feed us, we have the ability to go beyond meeting our basic needs and create food in abundance.
Who contributes to community food security?
Individual community members, Food producers and farmers, grocery stores, food and beverage operations, food processors, food banks, school food programs, food recovery programs, community greenhouses, gardens, backyard gardens, the medical community, government leaders and municipal food policies all contribute to create food secure communities.