Food Security and Systems

This focus area seeks to support organizations providing physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food.

About the Program

Food insecurity is a strong social determinant of health and linked to many negative, chronic health outcomes. This funding area supports organizations increasing access to high quality, culturally relevant food choices and stabilizing supports to reduce the negative outcomes of food insecurity. This priority is intended to go beyond provision of emergency food in episodic interventions and does not include support for food banks. We seek to support organizations that are delivering the following:  

Priority will be given to projects led by and for the following groups, for whom the risk of food insecurity is significantly higher: 

  • Low-income youth and families; 
  • Racialized children, youth, and families, especially those who identify as Black or Indigenous; 
  • Lone-parent households, especially single mothers.