Community Food Security
What is Food Security?
Community food security is defined as a situation in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and social justice. Hamm and Bellows, J Nutr Educ Behav. 2003; 35:27-43
- The Price of Eating Well in Durham Region 2012 (PDF)
Everyone in Durham Region can afford a nutritious diet... can’t they?
- Food Budget Calculator
A tool to help you budget your weekly food costs.
- Food in Durham, 2011/2012 Edition (PDF)
A brochure that provides a list of key contact numbers where food can be found throughout Durham Region. Updated annually.
- Food Resource Directory (PDF)
A resource that aids Durham Region residents in accessing sufficient, nutritious food by providing a list of locations where food is available throughout Durham Region.
- Everybody's Food Budget Book (PDF)
A booklet that develops skills in the basics about food selection, purchasing, storage and preparation.
- Discover Your Inner Chef! Food Budgeting Curriculum
This comprehensive curriculum helps group facilitator's to teach basic food budgeting skills in group settings. A free binder containing the curriculum and supportive resources is available to community organizations. Please contact the Durham Health Connection Line at 905-668-7711 or 1-800-841-2729 for more information.
- Breakfast for Learning
- Canadian Organic Growers - Durham Chapter
- Community Food Security Coalition
- Community Food Security - Position of Dietitians of Canada
- Daily Bread Food Bank
- Feed the Need in Durham
- Food Secure Canada
- National Hunger Awareness Day
- Ontario Association of Food Banks
- Student Nutrition Program Central East Ontario
- Durham's Child Nutrition Project
- EatRight Ontario