Advocacy

Community Advocacy

Our team seeks to inspire, equip and empower Neighbours experiencing poverty by challenging chronic income and food insecurity. We do this through stronger community support networks and by promoting individual and systemic action. 

Our team, through the power of good food, Community and improved healthy and affordable food access points, seek to share information, recommend wrap-around services, referrals and support Neighbours.

Some Of Our Work

The Right To Food Is A Fundamental Human Right.

The Parkdale Food Centre launched Sitting At The Table – A Human Right To Food survey in the early months of 2021. Led by Dr. Spencer Henson of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph & Rebecca Dorris, Neighbour Experience and Opportunity Coordinator at the Parkdale Food Centre this survey was distributed to 244 Neighbours and focuses on understanding:

Socio-economic characteristic of Neighbours
Food security status
Foodbank usage
Service provision

The stark data that was uncovered in the ‘Knowing Your Neighbours’ Survey inspired Meredith Kerr, Manager Communications & Donor Relations to breathe life into these numbers through Neighbour-led storytelling and film. Watch the film by the talented Hersi Osman below.