Healthy Food For All

About

Why do we do what we do?

 

Eating well is important, but it’s not always easy. For many of us, buying fresh produce from the grocery store can be expensive. You might not know how to prepare the food. Or, the closest store to you does not stock many healthy options. We are surrounded by less-nutritious options like fast food, pop and chips. Community initiatives can help reduce some of these barriers to healthy eating. Midwest Food Resources supports local action to help make healthy eating a bit easier.

Basically, we help people help themselves to healthier food.

For more information about Midwest Food Resources, please check out our brochure. MWFR Brochure January 2014

What is Food Security?

A community is “food secure” when all people have access to enough safe and nutritious food.

Community Food Security can happen if we develop food systems that :

  • Can be sustained in the long term
  • Offer healthy food choices
  • Enable the community to be self-reliant
  • Provide equal access to affordable food for everyone

From: Dietitians of Canada, 2012

 

About Midwest Food Resources

A volunteer researched and identified a need in the Battlefords for community nutrition programs. For 2 years this volunteer worked on developing partnerships in the community and researching funding opportunities. As these programs did not fall within the mandate of organizations which existed at that time, in the community, Midwest Food Resource Project Inc. was incorporated in September of 1997 as a non-profit organization. The organization expanded in 1998, offering programs regionally in Lloydminster, Meadow Lake and Turtleford. It is run by a volunteer board of directors. Midwest Food Resource Project Inc. became a charitable organization in the year 2000.

 Midwest Food Resources in Action!