A bold question that demands an in-depth look at the problem. We need to address food security in a big way. To do that, we need labour, and we have just the labour force in mind. The same people that need food security the most.
Food security is a global issue and a problem across Canada. We need to consider that capitalism is here to stay. That the management of food production systems is through a few major players. Our Niagara Falls community depends on the food industry. The same as it is everywhere. We need to find a way to work with it, and at the same time, work around it.
Charities receive donations in the millions yearly. Yet we’re where we are without any significant change. Charities offer a positive approach to dealing a problem. But not a way to solve it. We can’t dismiss the criticality of charities, and the gift they provide. Or, communities, and the heroes behind them.
Let’s consider all that information. At the same time, we can’t foresee all food being free. This isn’t Star Trek. We don’t have food replicators, or do we? Can a charity provide food security for the community?
We need to consider the upstream and downstream supply chains. There are requirements for the production, processing, delivery. We need food storage for food that’s available in season and not. It’s a huge ask.
Changing our economy and how it works, it’s complicated. We will need local government support to manage business expectations. We will need provincial and federal government support. Solving this problem requires a country.