Newmarket symposium to address food security

May 27, 2017 by  

A meeting has been planned for the town of Newmarket that will shine a light on the issue of food insecurity that exists in the community while seeking ways to address the issue.

The event, which has been named ‘Food Fight: Advocating for Health and Social Justice’, will bring together representatives of social service agencies, the government, members of the public, and the corporate world to network and discuss ideas for change. A part of the morning will be dedicated to remarks form the keynote speaker Dr. Lisa Simon, who is the Associate Medical Officer of Health with Simcoe Muskoka District Health. There will also be a panel style discussion where a social worker, representative of a local food bank, a registered dietician, and a youth outreach worker will talk about improving food security.

In addition to the above, those who come to the workshop will be served lunch. There is no cost to participate, and all are welcome. Customized note pads and other swag for a function like this can be prepared by a local printings services company.

The symposium, which has been organized by the York Region Food network, has been planned for the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall on June 20. Anyone who would like to find out more or register to participate can do so through its event listing.