I really love good news.
In 2010, the Greenbelt Fund was created as a non-profit organization to help encourage the consumption of local food in and around the Greenbelt. Since its launch, the Fund has supported dozens of projects, increasing the amount of local food purchased across the province. With the Province’s support, the Greenbelt Fund has delivered results: for every $1 invested, we’ve seen a return of $13 worth of purchases of Ontario-grown food! That’s putting more local food on Ontarians’ plates that was previously imported.
Last week, the Province announced they would be providing $6 million over three years to continue the Fund’s work increasing sales of local food, making it more widely available and building awareness of the variety of food grown and produced in Ontario.
This is a big deal, and at the Greenbelt Fund, it’s a celebration.Read more