Advocate

How do we create food-secure communities? First, by recognizing we all have a role to play. Real change requires real action.

INDIVIDUALS

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

  • Reach out to another community group and work together
  • Acknowledge the small steps—we won’t leap out of this problem
  • Share the impact stories of your support
  • Don’t let the drive to be perfect get in the way of doing something good

BUSINESSES

  • Provide adequate health benefits, daycare services, and mental health support for your employees
  • Push yourself to provide the best wages you can
  • Increase the minimum number of hours you provide employees
  • Use your position to influence social policy and support community action

GOVERNMENT

  • Push for programs and policies that support all constituents
  • Provide better communication from the department of community services to people receiving Income Assistance
  • Increase Income Assistance levels, especially for single individuals and couples without children
  • Allow households on Income Assistance to earn higher levels of income through work
  • Develop policies and actions based on evidence and measurable results