Renfrew-Collingwood Food Justice (Collingwood Neighbourhood House)
We believe that food is a human right, and that the “right to food” means much more than meeting basic nutritional requirements. We help bring neighbors together to find solutions to issues like hunger and, social isolation, poverty and racism in our community.
By gathering around food –growing it, cooking it, and sharing it –neighbors of many different backgrounds, ages, and perspectives come together to share knowledge, and build relationships. This helps to make Renfrew-Collingwood a place of safety and belonging for all.
• We stress the importance of healthy and culturally appropriate food for everyone.
• We bring local concerns to the decision-making bodies who determine our food policies.
• We foster strength in our community by sharing knowledge around sustainable growing, urban agriculture, multicultural food traditions, Native plants, and issues of Indigenous food sovereignty.
• We help develop local nutritional resources for greater physical and social health in our community.
Parks we work in:
- Renfrew Ravine Park
- Norquay Park
Things we do:
- community garden
- community meals
- food forest/orchard
- indigenous culture
- nature walks
We're looking for volunteers in these areas:
- Regular volunteers
- Occasional volunteers