The Niagara Food Security Network is pleased to launch the new Food Resources in Niagara webpage through our partnership with INCommunities/211 and United Way Niagara.
The Food Resources in Niagara page features two core information functions:
- Niagara Food Assets Map
- Additional Resources
The Niagara Food Assets Map is fueled by 211 data for particular food program and service provision categories. The Assets Map tool is searchable by specific categories, for users to find food assets across Niagara. Map data and categories will be updated on an ongoing basis, as new priority assets are identified. A tip sheet with map user instructions and category definitions is provided, to maximize the user experience.
The Niagara Food Assets Map and Food Resources in Niagara webpage can be found at: www.incommunities.ca/en/food-resources-in-niagara/
To keep the Assets Map current, we encourage agencies providing food security programs and services to make it a priority to ensure their organization’s data is up to date through INCommunities/211. Agencies can easily do this by visiting https://niagara.cioc.ca/, going to their particular agency record, reviewing the information, and making any updates as needed.
The site also features live links to the most relevant community food resources, including:
- Migrant Farmworkers Project
- Niagara Community Gardens Network
- Niagara Connects & The Niagara Knowledge Exchange Food Publications & Resources
- Niagara Food Security Network
- Niagara Region Community Food Advisors Program
- Niagara Region Public Emergency Food Listing
- Prenatal and Parent Community Resources
If you have suggestions to strengthen the Food Resource in Niagara webpage, or any questions about it, please contact the Niagara Food Security Network facilitator Tamara Coleman-Lawrie at firstname.lastname@example.org
The work of building the Food Resources in Niagara webpage and Niagara Food Assets Map was made possible through Ontario Trillium Foundation funding support.