McConnell grantee Local Food Plus (LFP)’s national expansion was recently featured in a Globe and Mail article. Local Food Plus is an organization that certifies local farms and processors and links them with institutional purchasers, an approach that has already been successful in localizing the food system in Southern Ontario. LFP-certified foods are guaranteed to meet environmental, animal welfare, energy efficiency, and labour standards.
“We were losing our ability to feed ourselves,” Ms. Stahlbrand said. “What we’re trying to do is build a different kind of food system. We’ve built the flywheel. Now it’s starting to turn.”
The Foundation is currently supporting LFP’s expansion into British Columbia, Manitoba, and Quebec. Learn more about the grant here.