The Yukon Energy Food Network is an initiative generously funded by Yukon Energy Corporation and coordinated by United Way Yukon, the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition and The Whitehorse Food Bank.
In order to help communities across the Yukon address their food security needs, we commissioned a report detailing what services and supports are currently in place in all Yukon communities. The report, Food Security in Yukon: A Snapshot, will help guide our efforts.
This report includes:
- Existing resources and barriers
- Key contacts in each community
- Potential champions in each community
- Service provision in each community
- Service gaps and recommendations for filling the gaps
- Challenges to Yukon food security due to COVID-19
A Food Security Coordinator will work with champions and develop systems in communities based on the needs of each community. The establishment of a collaborative food security network within each Yukon community, and across the Territory will be based on the recommendations from the Phase 1 report. In the first year, the Coordinator will focus on three Yukon communities: Haines Junction, Mayo and Carmacks. Other communities in the Yukon will of course be part of this network and we will work with all communities as we build this network.
|Chris Pinkerton |
Yukon Energy Food Security Network Coordinator
News and updates on what is happening with the Food Network will now be posted on the website www.foodnetworkyukon.ca