For our December community event, the TYFPC hosted an interview series, Spotlight: COVID-19 and the Food System, to highlight the different initiatives groups were doing to address food justice issues during COVID-19.
TYFPC interviewed four youth food leaders from across the city who are leading the charge for food justice within their communities during the pandemic. We’re super inspired by the amazing work of Veronica from Second Harvest, Rachel from The Abibiman Project, Cindy from Ryerson’s Urban Farm and Arianne from the Toronto Restaurant Workers’ Relief Fund!
Zartasha from TYFPC talks to Arianne from the Toronto Restaurant Workers Relief Fund (TRWRF) about their efforts to help with job security in the hospitality sector during COVID-19 and how they’re delivering aid to restaurant workers.
Alexandra from TYFPC spoke with Rachel from The Abibiman Project about her initiative’s fundraising for the Afri-Can Foodbasket during COVID-19, how she’s using food to highlight different African cultures’ cuisine, and discussed about what food justice means to her.
Kaitlin from TYFPC spoke with Cindy from Ryerson University Urban Farm about the organization’s pivots during COVID-19, how they’re maintaining a sense of community during COVID-19 and discussed about what food justice means to her.
Abinethaa from TYFPC spoke with Veronica from Second Harvest about the organization’s programming during COVID-19, their new FoodRescue.ca application and website, and discussed about what food justice means to her.