The Mosaic Company Partners with the Saskatoon Food Council to Provide Residents with Nutritious, Affordable and Safe Food
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The Mosaic Company Partners with the Saskatoon Food Council to Provide Residents with Nutritious, Affordable and Safe Food

 
February 20, 2014   |   ShareThis

The Mosaic Company announced today that it has partnered with the Saskatoon Food Council, providing the organization with $155,000 in support of implementing a food security strategy focused on ensuring that all Saskatoon residents have access to nutritious, affordable and safe food.

The Saskatoon Food Council is a joint non-profit organization with members representing several areas of the community and the food sector. With funding from Mosaic, the council will begin acting on recommendations outlined in the Saskatoon Regional Food System Assessment and Action Plan for improving access to locally produced food and food self-reliance. The plan also includes proposals for reducing hunger in Saskatoon, especially among children.

“Food security in our communities needs to be addressed with a sustainable approach,” said Walt Precourt, Senior Vice President of Potash for Mosaic. “Supporting a strategy to bring local food producers and community organizations together promotes healthy food options and demonstrates Mosaic’s commitment to building stronger communities.”

"Mosaic's partnership comes at an exciting time for the Food Council,” said Rachel Engler-Stringer, Assistant Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, and CUISR Board Member. “As a newly formed council, it has the opportunity to develop new projects and programs that will positively impact food security for people living in and around Saskatoon."

The Food Council is currently in the process of hiring an Executive Director to provide leadership in the implementation of the Food System Assessment and Action Plan.

About the Saskatoon Food Council
The Saskatoon Food Council is a newly formed non-profit organization with an interim board of directors of diverse food system stakeholders. The SFC was formed as a result of the first recommendation of the Saskatoon Region Food Assessment and Action Plan. The current advisory board includes the City of Saskatoon, the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatoon Health Region, a producer, and a community-based organization. More information available at www.saskatoonfood.ca.