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Local partners host food security forum

June 14, 2017 at the Simcoe County Museum

Midhurst/June 8, 2017 – Join local partners, service providers and community leaders for an upcoming Food Security Forum being held Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Simcoe County Museum. The forum is intended to identify action-oriented opportunities towards improving community and household food security in Simcoe County. 

The forum builds on public awareness generated through the Karma Project's 2016 Eat the Math campaign, which had volunteer participants experience what a person with limited access to food could expect to survive on for five days, through food kits similar to ones assembled at local Food Banks.

"Ensuring that our most vulnerable residents and families have sustainable access to nutritious and appropriate quantities of food is vital," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "Having participated in the Eat the Math campaign, I can tell you first hand that proper nourishment directly impacts ones health and ability to perform well in day to day tasks. The purpose of the forum is to identify solutions and take meaningful action to address hunger and food security."

The event is being hosted by the County of Simcoe, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, United Way – Simcoe Muskoka, The Karma Project and the Simcoe County Food Partners Alliance. Registration is required. To RSVP please contact 705.735.6901.

 

EVENT:Food Security Forum
Where

Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, Ontario L9X 0Z7

When

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Contacts:

Allan Greenwood
Director, Corporate Communications 
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-794-9301 (mobile) 
Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca

Collin Matanowitsch
Communications Co-ordinator
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)
Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca