Peterborough Food Action Network

Site: Peterborough - 185 King St

Description (Service) Committee of local organizations and community members who are working to improve food access for all area residents, especially low income residents. Works toward short-term plans, long-term plans and immediate solutions such as meal programs. Also works to address and prevent food insecurity in Peterborough to ensure that everyone in Peterborough has enough healthy food to eat. 
* provides short term relief through emergency food programs 
* builds individual and community capacity to address food security, mostly through training and education 
* supports broad systems and policy changes that result in shared power and equity 
Reports to Peterborough’s Poverty Reduction Strategy through the Poverty Reduction Network. Specific mandate is to: 
* address the root causes of poverty including income and housing security 
* secure resources and commitments to guarantee food security for all residents of Peterborough city and county 
* identify strategies to increase access to healthy food, including community food security strategies 
* build links with other stakeholders to support community initiatives that address food issues 
* educate and promote awareness of food and poverty issues
Service Details
Hours No set hours, see website for information
Areas Served Peterborough (County of) ; Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations and the County and City of Peterborough
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit website for information on how to get involved
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
Jackson Square
185 King St
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
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Intersection George St and King St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-743-1000
Toll Free Phone 1-877-743-0101
Fax 705-743-2897
Primary Contact Dr Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health, Peterborough Public Health; Phone: c/o Alida Gorizzan - Executive Assistant (Business) ext 264; Email:
Alternate Contact Lauren Kennedy, Registered Dietitian, Peterborough Public Health; Phone: ext 263; Email:

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