How to make sure everyone gets access to (quality) food?
The Covid-19 pandemic has made increasingly obvious the need to ensure that nobody is left behind when considering one of our core primary needs, food. Access to good, organic and local food shouldn't be a privilege for a selected few. And cities can take actions to ensure that everybody can access the best available food – best for our health, for the environment and for the (local) economy.
Exemplary city cases of food solidarity elements are:
- Resilient urban and peri-urban agriculture: a tool for social inclusion and urban regeneration in Rome, Italy
- Social and solidarity grocerie La Passerelle d'Eau de Rebec in Lyon, France
- The “Eat Well in Mollet” strategy to promote Food, Health and justice in Mollet Dèl Vallès, Spain, also winner of the EU2020 Health Award
- A collective kitchen as a response to the economic and humanistic crisis that ensued in 2010, in Athens, Greece
- Norrbyvälle: social therapy and rehabilitation linked to regenerative land practices and local food production, in Södertälje, Sweden
- Food-related activities as a leverage against urban poverty in Lille (UIA TAST'in FIVES)