Sunday, Nov 30, noon, in the Hallman Room at Dublin
Most food advice deals with taste, presentation and to a lesser extent, health. What about implications of our food choices to society? Can our day-to-day selections of what we eat make a positive difference to our community? Dave Mowat, a retired professor of animal nutrition, will discuss some insights of how our grocery list can minimize our food footprint, build social justice, contribute to personal health and help control health-care costs. This event is sponsored by Dublin's Justice and Outreach Committee.
About NEHM - One of the most underserviced areas in Guelph is the north-east corner, especially the Brant Avenue neighbourhood. Early in 2013, two Guelph United Ministries members - Trinity United and Chalmers Community Services Centre - initiated a conversation with the Brant and Waverley neighbourhood groups, other local churches and the Upper Grand District School Board about the possibility of distributing free nutritious food to residents of that area. Guelph United Ministries stepped forward and agreed to fund food purchases for a six month pilot project beginning in July. The response to the market has been stunning.