Presentations and Resources from Jan 10 Facilitating Connections Along the Food Value Chain Workshop
Presentations given in Greenbelt Fund's Jan 10 Facilitating Connections Along the Food Value Chain Workshop.
My Sustainable Canada has produced a report on the current state of local food usage in Ontario’s long-term care sector. Most of the 600+ homes in Ontario do not track local food usage and many report barriers to adding these items to their menus. With an estimated annual raw food spend in excess of $210 million, Ontario’s long-term care sector represents a significant opportunity for local producers.
In 2015, Halton Healthcare hopped aboard Ontario's Local Food Act and put into writing a Local Food Procurement Statement to promote the use of local food in their hospitals.
George Brown Local Food Training Manual, Recipe Book and Procurement Guide for St. Michael's Hospital and Toronto District Schoolboard
George Brown College's Hospitality and Culinary Arts program partnered with St. Michael's Hospital and Toronto District Schoolboard to create an easy-to-use guide for kitchen staff at St. Michael's to learn how, where and when of local food purchasing and preparation.
City of Thunder Bay had recently put into action its Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy, which seeks to scale up the purchase of local/Ontario-grown food for four daycares and three long-term care facilities for whom the city procures food for.
The Alternative Avenues for Local Food Procurement in Ontario Schools project seeks to address the need for assessment, analysis, training, and barrier identification to increase the quantity of local foods procured in Ontario School Boards.
St. Joseph’s Heath System created a guide to help organizations and institutions conduct food origin audits.