‘Food Security’ is defined as a condition when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food, produced in an environmentally sustainable way, to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for a healthy and active life.
PCHC is committed to the following six principles which we view as fundamental to healthy eating and promotion of food security. PCHC will use these principles to guide decision-making for the selection and distribution of foods and beverages served at programs, events, meetings and functions. The six principles are:
- Promote healthy eating
- Practice safe food handling
- Reduce the risk of allergic reactions to food
- Recognize cultural diversity in our community
- Be environmentally responsible
- Be fiscally accountable
PCHC offers the following:
Additionally, PCHC participates in the following food security initiatives:
Click here to download a Food Resource Guide for Parkdale and Surrounding Area. This reference guide contains an overview of community agencies and food banks that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner for each day of the week. Agencies addresses, telephone numbers and a map are also provided.