Food Accessibility

The Good Greens Food Reclamation Program has the potential to make fresh produce and foods accessible to individuals and families who may otherwise struggle to afford it.

The program will allow produce, baked goods and prepared foods to be repackaged and sold at a reduced price, or donated, ensuring that low income, at risk and vulnerable populations in the city centre have access to fresh, healthy foods thereby maintaining a well-balanced and nutritious diet.
Downtown Windsor is considered a food desert meaning that its residents underserved and food insecure, due largely to the structure of the local food environment.

Residents who do not have access to fresh foods, tend to purchase foods that are typically processed, pre-packaged and high in calories, sugar, fat, sodium and preservatives. from fast food restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations and pharmacies,

This lack of access to nutritious, fresh foods is what gives way to unhealthy eating habits and behaviours, which is a driver to:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes, and
  • Other diet-related ailments, including high cholesterol and hypertension
  • Address the issue of food waste
  • Increase access to fresh, healthy food in the city centre, and throughout Windsor-Essex
  • Present an innovative solution to eliminating food waste by forming partnerships with vendors and not-for-profit organizations, such as The Downtown Mission of Windsor and the Downtown Community Collaborative
  • Enable farmers and food makers to be compensated for their contributions
  • Cultivate a healthier, more inclusive, and sustainable community
  • Promote community engagement by involving volunteers and community organizations in a collective effort to effectively address complex social and environmental issues

Join Us in Making a Difference!

To sustain and grow this vital program, we need your support. By donating to the Good Greens Initiative, you’ll be championing local businesses, combating food waste, and ensuring access to healthy food for downtown Windsor’s low-income and vulnerable residents.

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