Local Food Infrastructure Fund: Step 1. What this program offers
Step 1. What this program offers
Applications for phase 2 of the program are now being accepted.
We have allocated $100 million to Canadian food banks and other national food rescue organizations to help improve access to food for people experiencing food insecurity in Canada because of COVID-19.
The Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) is a five-year, $50 million initiative ending March 31, 2024. The program is part of the Government of Canada’s Food Policy which is Canada’s roadmap for a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada. The LFIF objective is to strengthen food systems and to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations.
The LFIF's objectives are to:
- improve access to safe, healthy and culturally-diverse food while promoting community development
- support local economies
- improve health outcomes for Canadians most at-risk
- promote environmentally sustainable food systems
The fund supports community-based, not-for-profit organizations to improve their food systems through investments in infrastructure that are directly related to addressing food insecurities and increasing the accessibility of healthy, nutritious, and ideally, local foods within their community.
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