The Food Action Committee (FAC) is a collection of concerned citizens, farmers, gardeners, activists, academics, students, professionals, and friends who work collaboratively with the EAC to tackle food related issues. FAC creates a forum in which community members can share their concerns about particular topics and move those ideas into action.
The EAC lends institutional support to the committee by providing meeting space, facilitation, staff time, networking assistance, and volunteer resources to further the causes identified by FAC members. We welcome new ideas. Over the years we have worked on the Food Miles Project, opposing GMO crops, pursuing agricultural land easements, pushing for local purchasing policies, advocating for backyard chickens, and much more. The focus of FAC can vary widely from single actions such as protests or petitions, to working towards long-term policy change.
If you are interested in food security issues in Nova Scotia and beyond, join us at one of our meetings:
We meet at the EAC, 2705 Fern Lane, on the third Monday of every month at 5:30pm.
We want new members with a vision of food systems sustainability. There’s a lot to do: research, education, activism, organizing, lobbying, advocacy and more.
Contact us for more information:
Or contact one of us directly if you have a specific question you would like to address.