Stratford's The Local Opens

On Thursday, November 22nd Stratford’s The Local Community Food Centre held its Grand Opening event.

The Local Community Food Centre is an innovative food security project that has been developed as a division of the United Way of Perth-Huron in partnership with Community Food Centres Canada. It is a pilot project that is helping to lead the way towards the creation of a national network of community food centres across the country. The Local Community Food Centre includes: community gardens and a greenhouse; a community kitchen and dining room where drop-in meals will be served and where educational cooking experiences will be offered; a distribution centre supplying Perth County’s food banks, student nutrition programs, community meal providers and not-for-profits with healthy food; and activism and advocacy programs to empower community members to work together on issues such as poverty and hunger.