Food Security

Food security exists when a community’s residents have equal access to a safe, culturally acceptable, and nutritionally adequate diet in a sustainable food system.

 

WHAT MAKES A COMMUNITY FOOD SECURE?

  • Access to sufficient nutritious, safe, culturally appropriate food for all
  • A sustainable food system
  • An emphasis on community self-reliance and social justice

WHAT IS A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM?

  • Integrates food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management
  • Enhances the environmental, social, and economic health of a particular place

 

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