Did you know?
42% of the population in the Peter-McGill district lives below the Low-Income Threshold
With limited access to fruits and vegetables for many low-income residents in Peter-McGill, food security is a significant issue in the area. The Food Security committee, a composite of 14 local organisations, is the body that tackles these issues of nutrition and access to adequate, healthy food amongst the downtown population by creating new initiatives to improve food security for residents of Peter-McGill.
Food safety, as defined by the 2006-2012 provincial action plan promoting healthy food habits and combatting weight issues, tackles the many problems in accessing, at all times, and in all dignity, healthy food products that are sufficiently nutritious, reasonably priced, and with served with all respect to a multitude of different food cultures. More than access to food, we aim to provide trustworthy information that allows those living in our district to make the informed decisions it takes to lead a healthy life.