NEIGHBOURHOOD FOOD HUB
The Neighbourhood Food Hub is a pilot project exploring how to repurpose under-utilized community infrastructure. Catalyzing local food security networks the NFH is building an inclusive, supportive community space to help launch emerging food security organizations, innovative local food businesses and community groups and house progressive and dynamic food security programs.
The NFH is led and operated by a partnership between Applegrove Community Complex and the Leslieville Farmers' Market. The project is supported in part by the City of Toronto, Metcalf Foundation, Trillium Foundation and Healthy Communities Canada.
An emerging neighbourhood network to uplift, support, and grow community initiatives – from food security, local food and farmers; to nurturing new community groups and launching new food businesses.
The Neighbourhood Food Hub Space Use Program is an innovative space-sharing model that prioritizes low-barrier access.
When space is booked at regular rates, costs are further reduced for community groups and folks facing barriers to access, creating a circular, community-based support fund allowing for sliding scale rental rates.
Proceeds from space rentals additionally support NFH programs that uplift and empower local community members.