Let’s Talk Food – Thursday, November 9, 2017
Let’s Talk – 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Let’s Take Action – 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Murchison Centre, 17 St. Pius X Avenue, Charlottetown, PE
To register, please visit https://citycharlottetown.wufoo.eu/forms/z1e7u7rw0cn1skr/
This is a free event and lunch will be provided.
The City of Charlottetown, the Food Security Network, and the United Way of PEI invite you to join us for an engaging and interactive event focused on Food.
Prince Edward Island has been referred to as Canada’s Food Island, the Garden of the Gulf, and a Foodie’s Paradise. We are fortunate to be acknowledged for the high quality food we bring to the table but we must also recognize that for many Islanders there is trouble in paradise. According to the Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey (2014), 15.2% of households in Prince Edward Island experience marginal to severe food insecurity. The experience of food insecurity can range from concerns about running out of food, and not being able to afford healthy food, to going hungry due to missing meals, or in extreme cases not eating for days at a time due to inability to afford food.
Whether the focus is positive or negative, public engagement in food on our Island is high, making the time ripe for discussions around our current food system. Our vision for the Let’s Talk Food event is to bring together the many industries, organizations, and individuals who are integrally linked to our Food system on Prince Edward Island to talk about their common interests the issues that matter to them. From these conversations, we hope to harvest ideas, make plans and get to action.
We hope you can join us for this interactive exploration of PEI’s food system. To register, please visit https://citycharlottetown.wufoo.eu/forms/z1e7u7rw0cn1skr/
For additional details please contact:
Jessica Brown, Sustainability Outreach Coordinator for the City of Charlottetown
902-629-6368 or firstname.lastname@example.org