Despite record growth, Halifax is one of the most food insecure cities in Canada, so we will improve access to nutritious, affordable food for every person, making this a more equitable place to live, and our community the most food secure in the country.
Though we’re surrounded by thriving farmland and sea, and experiencing strong economic growth, 1 in 5 Halifax residents don’t have access to nutritious, affordable food. In fact, Halifax is one of the most food insecure cities in Canada.
We’re going to change that.
Our community is working together to solve Halifax’s food security issue. Good nutrition is one of the greatest contributors to long-term health and prosperity, impacting every aspect of a person’s life from education and employment outcomes to physical and mental health. Food plays a huge role in our collective strategy to reduce poverty and lift every resident and community up. We believe technology and data can play a big role in how we bring more food to people, and more people to the food they need to thrive.
From virtual identity cards that improve access to services and reduce exclusion, to technology that helps distribute food from suppliers to those in need, Halifax will make nutritious, affordable food accessible to every resident—helping to close the poverty gap and build equity and inclusiveness into our city and communities.
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