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: