Nourish is all about food. Through innovative programs dedicated to eating, cooking, growing, and advocating for good food, our work cultivates health, builds community, and promotes fairness.
We are firmly rooted in the long tradition of community food initiatives for which our region is well known. At the heart of our work is a desire to connect the dots in our food system and address three main challenges that remain stubbornly entrenched in our local food landscape:
a) the lack of access to healthy food for individuals and families living on low-incomes;
b) a low and shrinking annual income for local farmers and producers; and
c) an economy that treats food as though it is simply a commodity, and not a basic human right.
Nourish is part of a broad movement which seeks to give food more importance in our communities, our economy, and our everyday lives. It seeks to feed our region through a dynamic combination of innovative infrastructure, new connections and strong partnerships. To achieve this, our project is supporting the creation of a vibrant network of places for food throughout Peterborough City and County.