Access to Food In Alberta - Local Food Map
To get connected to your local food connections a town-by-town listing of all organizations and groups that provide food security support and services has been developed by AHS Nutrition Services. Click here to find Access to Food in Alberta 2013*, formerly Your Local Food Connections. The AFM/GFSA Local Food Map on this web site has enhanced this AHS resource with other information on food connections across the province - http://www.foodsecurityalberta.org/gfsa_asset_map
* Note: This AHS document was originally completed in January, 2005 and the authors intend to update on a yearly basis.
Access to Food in Alberta - Local food Map is an on-line resource of organization and groups in Alberta that provides links and information to food related learning opportunities opportunities, programs, initiatives and resources in your community. Examples of information provided include; food banks, community meals, Meals on Wheels, community gardens, good food boxes, community shared agriculture, urban farming, group cooking and Canada Prenatal Nutrition Programs. There are many! See the list and choose your community to see what there is and connect with what is there!
The information is organized by community. To find programs in your community, look for your community’s name and click on it.
Whom is Access to Food in Alberta - Local Food Map for? Everyone!
- Those who need help getting food or learning basic cooking or gardening skills or to meet and connect with a farmer.
- Those who need help getting food or learning where they can connect to their food through cooking or gardening programs.
The public can participate in most of the initiatives/programs listed but if there are participation restrictions, they are indicated in the description.
Access to Food in Alberta is developed and updated by Registered Dietitians from Alberta Health Services. This information is a crucial component of the AFM/GFSA Local Food Map on this web site which is updated yearly. Please feel free to forward this information on to anyone who you think may find it useful.
To learn and understand more about the different Food Security programs, opportunities and resources available in your community review the definitions.