The Community Food Centre at CRC will be a vibrant place that brings people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food. Building on the deep roots that the CRC has in serving the Regent Park community with our Community Meal, Gardening, and Food Security Programs, and through our new partnership with Community Food Centres Canada, we will work to strengthen and expand our food programs – working together with the community and our participants towards a healthier and more fair food system.
The CRC is also pleased to welcome Liz Curran on board as the Community Food Centre Manager. For the next few months, Liz will be consulting with our community here to figure out how our food programs can best serve the needs of the people who live in Regent Park. Liz brings a diversity of experience to her position and a passion for good food and for coming up with ways to make sure that everyone can enjoy it.
Liz worked for 5 years at The Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto’s west end, launching a multicultural garden, a backyard sharing program, and a community seed exchange. She holds a masters of social work with a focus on social justice and diversity and co-founded a community supported farm near Montreal.
“Finding creative new ways to address hunger, poverty, and poor health in our community and our city is always a challenge”, comments Louise Moody, CRC Executive Director. “Food brings people together, encourages social inclusion, but is also a powerful tool to build better and healthier communities. That is why we are so pleased to begin this partnership with Community Food Centre Canada in Regent Park and so happy to have Liz join us in getting this initiative started.”