Join Arrell Food Institute on Tuesday, August 13th from 4:30-6:00pm at the Guelph Community Health Centre for Guelph’s 2019 Eat Think Vote event.
If you could talk to the next federal government about food in your community, what would you say?
Eat Think Vote (ETV) is a campaign created by Food Secure Canada that gathers community members across the country to talk with federal candidates ahead of the upcoming election.
Especially with the recent release of the National Food Policy, it is important that food is an election issue, and that the incoming government works towards a food system where no one goes hungry, and where food is healthy and sustainable.
Arrell Food Institute is hosting the 2019 Guelph Eat Think Vote event in collaboration with The SEED, a project of the Guelph Community Health Centre that offers programs and services tackling the root causes and downstream effects of poverty and food insecurity. Federal candidates will participate in a structured panel on issues such as food insecurity, food sovereignty and food accessibility, with an open Q&A session and mingling afterwards. Food will be provided, generously donated from local restaurants as well as prepared by the Upcycle Kitchen, a social enterprise of The SEED that provides kitchen-based training to youth facing barriers to employment.
This is a unique opportunity for diverse stakeholders to identify needs and solutions for the Guelph community, and for politicians to understand their constituencies.