By Gary Carr
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:30 pm ·  0 Comments
On July 13, 2016, Regional Council approved $212,500 in funding for 13 community programs and projects that will support the health and well-being of Halton residents that have inadequate access to food. The funding is the result of a new stream of funding through the Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF), which was created to improve access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food in partnership with Halton’s non-profit and community organizations.
This funding reflects Halton’s commitment to improve access to food by working closely with our community partners. Investing in community agencies through the Halton Region Community Investment Fund is another example of how we’re working together with the community to achieve the best possible health and well-being for all and is part of what makes Halton Region such a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.
Funding will help community organizations to increase the amount of fresh and culturally appropriate foods available to clients, strengthen the capacity of agencies to safely store and distribute food and will support other efforts that make food more accessible to residents with inadequate access to food.
The food security grants are part of over $1.4 million in 2016 HRCIF funding that will support a wide range of community health and social service programs that serve Halton residents. The following programs which have Oakville residents will receive funding through the food security stream of the Halton Region Community Investment Fund:
To learn more about the Halton Region Community Investment Fund, visit halton.ca/investment fund or dial 311.
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