Food Security exists when all community members have economic and physical access to safe, personally acceptable food that is produced through a sustainable food system that maximizes healthy choices, community self-reliance and equal access for everyone.
Economic access to food means that community members have access food in a dignified way and have enough money to purchase food at healthy food retail. It is the basis of food security and healthy eating. To ensure economic access:
Physical Access to food means that our communities are well equipped with:
Physical access contributes to food self-sufficiency, which protects us from possible threats of relying on the global food system.