Local Food Infrastructure Fund Re-Opened

Jul 12, 2021

On Friday, AAFC Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced a top-up of $10 million for the Local Food Infrastructure Fund, which will re-open for applications Monday, July 12.

“Because of the pandemic, even with the important benefits our Government put in place to support those who lost their incomes, our food assistance organizations have seen a spike in demand. On top of the $200 million in emergency assistance already allocated to these organizations over the past year, the Local Food Infrastructure Fund is supporting these incredible Canadians by enabling them to acquire equipment that is essential to providing food services to those who need it most,” said Bibeau.

The fund is supporting $23 million in projects in 2021-22 and is supporting community-led projects that strengthen food systems and help to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk Canadians. The fund has already committed $27 million to support over 625 vital food security projects across Canada

According to Statistics Canada, one in seven Canadians indicated that they live in a household where there was food insecurity over a one-month period during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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