The Orillia Food Council

Office Phone 705-345-3186
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Emily Wilson, Chair/Coordinator
Hours Not Specified
Description and Service
Description (Agency) The Orillia Food Council works at connecting local food organizations.
Description (Service) The Orillia Food Council works at connecting local food organizations (farmers, producers, meal programs, community gardens, and educational programs, etc. ) through common policies, strategies, projects and goals to create a healthy and secure local food system. Providing networking and connection for organizations and individuals across the entire food system.
Meetings Management team meetings are held on the Forth Thu of each month. 
Public meetings/events are held approximately 3 - 4 times each year. 
Other special events are held when possible and appropriate to our goals. 
Events are posted on our Facebook page and to our members through email.
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Visit social media and website 
If you would like to join our emailing list please contact us via email
Languages English
Fees None
Volunteer Description Volunteer at the Orillia Community Kitchen by calling or visiting
Location Information
Areas Served Orillia and area
Located In Community Orillia
Address & Map Orillia, ON
Physical Access Not Applicable ; All public meetings are held in accessible buildings
Record Details
Sup. Description Our mission is to connect all links of our local food community through common policies, strategies, objectives and goals to grow a healthy and secure local food system. In partnership with the City of Orillia, The Sharing Place Food Bank, Orillia Community Gardens, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit , many farmers, food producers and community organizations, we have developed a local food map, advocated for backyard hens, hosted public education events, and will continue to increase awareness of local food. We have adopted Simcoe County's Food & Agriculture Charter and are a member of Simcoe County Food Partners Alliance. We seek to be a catalyst for change through research, education, collaboration and policy development for a sustainable and secure local food system.  
We endeavour to hold regular public interest and educational events throughout the year. We also offer opportunities for local food producers to network with each other to find ways to work together and collaborate to make their food more available locally. We support the efforts of local food programs and projects through sharing information and public awareness. We advocate with our local government (municipal and country) to improve awareness, education and availability of local food.

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