In response to the impact COVID-19 had on members of our community, the Afri-Can FoodBasket launched the BlackFoodToronto program as a food sovereignty initiative that would address food insecurities faced by disadvantage, low income and undocumented members of Toronto’s ACB community.
Since 1997, AFB has provide leadership in urban agriculture, and fostered collaboration to advance food justice, health and social enterprise in the African Canadian Community.
Over 100 community, backyard and school gardens have been created through the Community Garden Program.
Over 500 youth have been engaged in food access and food justice activites through the Cultivating Youth Leadership (CYL) program.
Nearly 15,000 households have received packages of fresh fruits and vegetables through the Black Food Toronto initiative.
Black Food Toronto is an initiative that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to members of Toronto’s African/Caribbean/Black communities who need support in accessing healthy, culturally-sensitive foods.
Black Food Toronto is an initiative that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to members of Toronto’s African/Caribbean/Black communities who need support in accessing healthy, culturally-sensitive
In 2019, the Afri-Can FoodBasket initiated community dialogue about food sovereignty for Black communities in Toronto – the Black Food Sovereignty Initiative Toronto.
This project aims to help build a diverse, ecological vegetable system in the Greater Toronto Area through training urban farmers and other community members to develop seed saving techniques.
The Ujaama Learning Farm program facilitates, supports and encourages African / Caribbean / Black farmers and youth to develop sustainable urban agricultural cooperative enterprises.
The Community Food Animation Program is a collaborative program with the City of Toronto where participants learn how to grow organic foods in parks and other city-owned spaces.
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