EPISODE 152: Food Sustains Thriving Communities

More on food security and the impact it has.

On this episode, freelance producer Emily Rendell-Watson, explores the nuances around accessing food and why our goal should be to help people thrive, not just survive.

Food security is the topic for our 2023 Vital Signs report. Earlier in August, in our Hunger Happens Here episode, we talked about Edmonton’s food security landscape over the past 10 years.

We also looked at some of the day-to-day factors that play into how people can access food. Like cost-of-living increases, affordable housing, and whether culturally appropriate food is available.

In that episode, our guest, Julia Tran, invited us to think about food security as something more than food for basic survival. And that’s where we’ll dive back in today, to look at how food is a major part of thriving communities.

Read our September 2023 Vital Topic: Food Security in Our Time.
Read the 2013 Vital Signs report on Edmonton Food Security.

Here is a short list of just some of the other organizations addressing food security in Edmonton:

Edmonton’s Food Bank
– Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative
– John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights – Community Food Kitchen
– E4C
– WECAN Food Basket Society