A women shopping for vegetables at the grocery store.

Food Security in Nova Scotia

Many communities in Nova Scotia struggle with food insecurity. Learn about our work to help make sure everyone has access to local, healthy and affordable food.

 

The Basics

The Basics

We all eat. But access to food isn’t equal for everyone. Household food insecurity is inadequate or insecure access to food, usually as a result of low income. 

Nova Scotia has the highest rate of food insecurity among Canadian provinces, and Halifax has the one of the highest rates of food insecurity among Canadian municipalities. An estimated 16 per cent of households in the Halifax region struggle with food insecurity, and about one in five children in Nova Scotia are in families who sometimes struggle to afford the food they need.

Halifax Food Policy Alliance

Halifax Food Policy Alliance

Formed in 2013, the Halifax Food Policy Alliance (HFPA) is a partnership of individuals and organizations from different sectors related to the food system. EAC serves as co-chair of the HFPA. The HFPA Steering Committee is currently focused on developing JustFOOD: An Action Plan for the Halifax Region in partnership with Halifax Regional Municipality. Learn more on the JustFOOD website