The Halifax Food Policy Alliance is working to build a Healthy, Just and Sustainable food system for the Halifax Region. Together, we are working to achieve our vision: Halifax: where no one is hungry and everyone has nutritious food that they enjoy, for generations to come, sustained by local producers.
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2013: Community members and organizations, supported by staff from the Ecology Action Centre, Halifax Regional Municipality and the Nova Scotia health Authority, Public Health identify the need for a Food Strategy for HRM. This led to the development of a Food Strategy Working Group which later became the Halifax Food Policy Alliance.
2015: Produced and Published Food Counts, the first report of its kind which provides a comprehensive picture of the local food system in HRM.
2016: Supported on-the-ground action as HFPA members partnered with HRM to co-lead the launch of the Mobile Food Market.
2017: Developed the HRM Food Charter, a vision for food built by the community. In 2017 we partnered with Halifax Public Libraries to host Public Engagement events around the draft food charter.
2018-present: The HFPA is now turning its attention to a Food Action Plan (strategy)- a roadmap to work towards the vision outlined in the Charter. A Food Action Plan, when developed and resourced, has potential to coordinate actions between local government, business and community.