Guelph’s candidates in the upcoming federal election will get together Tuesday for a discussion on food security issues.
The ‘Eat Think Vote’ event will be hosted locally by U of G’s Arrell Food Institute at the Guelph Community Health Centre on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Eat Think Vote is a non-partisan campaign created by Food Secure Canada. It is intended to engage Canadians and federal candidates in discussions of the country’s most urgent food-related issues.
Arrell Food Institute is hosting the event locally in partnership with The SEED, which offers programs and services tackling food insecurity and tackling the root causes of poverty.
Candidates will engage in a panel discussion on food security and accessibility, with a question and answer session to follow.
Topics may include: the new National Food Policy, school food programs, ways to make healthy food more accessible, income initiatives to eliminate hunger, and support plans for new farmers.
The current candidates for the Guelph riding include incumbent Liberal Lloyd Longfield, Mark Paralovos of the PPC, Steve Dyck representing the Green Party of Canada, NDP candidate Aisha Jahangir and Dr. Ashish Sachan for the Conservative Party of Canada.
Upcycle Kitchen will provide food at the event. It is a social enterprise of The SEED which provides kitchen-based training to youth facing barriers to employment.
The local Eat Think Vote event is free, but participants are asked to register. The Guelph Community Health Centre is located at 176 Wyndham St, N, in Guelph.
Canadians will go to the polls on October 21.