About RFWG

The RFWG is composed of community members and organizations striving to make Riverdale a food friendly and food secure neighbourhood.

Our mission is to facilitate the building of healthy and equitable food systems, address food insecurity issues, and to engage community residents (particularly those marginalized and on low income) to participate in activities that will improve access to healthy and fresh food, while raising awareness about food issues, and offering opportunities for skills development, education, and empowerment.

RFWG activities are based on the following pillars of food security:

  • availability – consistent availability of sufficient quantities of food
  • accessibility – having sufficient resources to obtain appropriate foods for a nutritious diet
  • acceptability – access to food obtained in ways that do not compromise people’s dignity, self-respect and human rights, and are produced in environmentally sustainable ways

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