Mr. Speaker, this weekend I marked World Food Day. This day helps raise awareness and acts as a call to action on hunger and food policy.
It also reminds us that we must ensure food security and nutrition for all Canadians.
To celebrate this event in my riding of Toronto—Danforth, I was at the Leslieville Farmers' Market to speak to my constituents about food issues and what concerns them.
Sunday afternoon our community joined together in a “Chew on This” anti-poverty walk along the Danforth in recognition of World Food Day and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The community walk was co-organized by the Glen Rhodes United Church, the Eastminster United Church, the Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, the Pakistani Community Centre, the Madinah Masjid, and the Danforth Jewish Circle.
I want to commend my community for its efforts to raise awareness about food security.