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Community food programs are available in the City of Peterborough, Peterborough County and First Nations.

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1 Community food programs are available in the City of Peterborough, Peterborough County and First Nations.

2 A Community Enjoys Food Security When… all people, at all times, have physical & economic access to nutritious, safe, personally and culturally appropriate foods, food is produced in ways that are environmentally sound, socially just, and promote community self reliance, food is provided in a manner that promotes human dignity.

3 Food Insecurity Lack of Affordable Housing Low Wages and Assistance Levels Social Exclusion Growing Income and Wealth Inequality

4 Monthly Income/ Expenses Single Man yrs Single Man yrs Single Woman 70+ yrs Single Parent Family of 3 Family of 4 Monthly Income $642 (OW) $1,115 (ODSP) $1,326 (OAS/GIS) $1,855 (OW) $2,639 (min. wage) $6360 (median) Rent $639$774 $915$1,101 $1,397 Food $264 $196$599$790 What’s Left?-$261$77$356$341$746$4173 % income required for nutritious food 41%24%15%32%30%12% Nutritious Food Basket 2012

5 Get Involved Building capacity Need Food? Short-term relief Create Change! System change

6 Come Cook with Us

7 Gleaning and Community Gardens

8 Get Involved Building capacity Need Food? Short-term relief Create Change! System change

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10 YWCA’s JustFood Box 5703 – the number of food boxes sold in our region 1220 – the average number of adults and children reached monthly!

11 PLANT IT! A Healthy Community Food System Plan for the City of Peterborough CFN Submission to the City of Peterborough Official Planning Process

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