Vancouver. Ian Marcuse is a community food developer with the Grandview Woodland Food Connection, a Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network, whose principal mandate is supporting community members who are struggling to access healthy and affordable food. Our organization is interested in furthering systems change work that addresses the underlying causes of poverty and food insecurity. As part of this work, is the need to build awareness of food insecurity in our communities while exploring the relationships between the lack of food access and the many intersecting social policy areas, including income assistance, housing, health, etc. The Welfare Food Challenge is an important campaign to address one of the key policy areas that can help ensure that individuals who are on income assistance receive enough money to access food of their choice in a dignified manner.
I am blogging the challenge at https://gwfoodconnection.wordpress.com