Across the Moncton area, food banks, community organizations, businesses, producers, educators and many others have been working together as Our Food SENB to increase access to healthy and sustainable food. At the end of September this year, Our Food SENB’s network partnered with mobile food market The Farmer’s Truck to host a lunchtime discussion with federal candidates.
The discussion was rich, including topics such as the link between poverty, wages and food insecurity, as well as the ecological impact of food production. According to the event organizers, breaking down the barrier between candidates and constituents was important, so that the community could meet their candidates in person. And everyone expressed how important it was to have events such as this one to participate in the democratic process.
Read more in the blog article from Our Food SENB on taking action this election.
Photo credit: Archie Nadon