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About the PFAC
The Peel Food Action Council (PFAC) was established in 2019 to bring together stakeholders from across Peel’s food system to work collectively towards a just, sustainable and secure food system in Peel Region.
Our work is guided by the Peel Food Charter, a living document developed by the Peel Food Security Taskforce of the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee in 2017.
In 2020, the PFAC developed our inaugural Strategic Plan. This rallying call to action will help to guide us on this journey of driving positive change in all aspects of the food system in Peel!
The PFAC is a member-driven organization. We strive to ensure our membership is reflective of the diversity of Peel Region and represents key interests and sectors from across the food system.
Our Steering Committee membership is representative of various perspectives on the food system, including:
A just, sustainable and secure food system for now and the future and the utilization of the Peel Food Charter as a guide for practices, polices and priorities in achieving food security to ensure we meet the needs and reflect the diversity of all who live and work in Peel.
The mandate of the PFAC is to work collaboratively across diverse stakeholder groups to move Peel’s food system towards the community’s vision, as described in the Peel Food Charter.
PFAC will serve as:
- The gathering point for the community to discuss food issues
- The voice of the community on food issues
- An advocate regarding food issues including to various organizations and platforms (e.g. all levels of government)
- Peel’s voice at relevant networks working to advance food policy
PFAC will remain independent of any one organization and will act in the above capacities in the interest of the general population.
Food in Peel
by the numbers
Peel Hunger Relief Network. (Last updated: March 18, 2020a). Peel Food Map. Retrieved from https://www.peelregion.ca/
Region of Peel. (Last updated: April 28, 2020). Food programs. Retrieved from https://data.peelregion.ca/ datasets/food-
Ecosource. (n.d.). Map of Peel Community Gardens. https://ecosource.ca/mississauga-community-gardens-map/
Our core values guide the way that we work together as a group and how we go about having a positive impact in our community.
…and the diverse land, people and systems that support it in Peel and beyond.
At a time when collaboration is needed more than ever to address rising rates of food insecurity, we are excited to introduce the Peel Food Action Council’s inaugural strategic plan as a rallying call to action. The actions in this plan have emerged from a year of meaningful conversation with communities in Peel and are grounded in the belief that we all need to work together to build a more just, sustainable, and secure food system.
As we embark on this journey to bring about positive and meaningful change in our food system, we invite you to join us. Together, we can work towards building an equitable food system for everyone in Peel that is sustainable and resilient.
The PFAC is proud to be supported through the Community Food System Grants Program, funded by the United Way Greater Toronto. The Community Food System Grants Program allows the PFAC to build relationships with organizations and communities to promote collaboration, capacity, learnings and innovation in the food system.