Fred Says – PWRDF’s Food Security Campaign
In years 1 and 2 of PWRDF’s Food Security Campaign, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the Fred in Fred Says, has been featuring PWRDF partners and projects that focus on food security, an integral component in all of PWRDF’s programming.
During year 3 of the Fred Says Food Security Campaign, we are digging deeper to broaden our understanding of food security and food sovereignty. There are 5 basic principles of food security, which we like to call the 5 A’s. They help to educate people on the complexities and the simplicities that are involved in addressing the barriers to food that exist for many people in today’s world.
The Five A’s of Food Security
People experience food security when their food needs meet the following criteria:
Availability: Food is available to people at all times
Accessibility: People have economic and physical access to food
Acceptability: Food is culturally acceptable
Appropriateness: Food is nutritious-free from harmful chemicals
Agency: People are able to influence policies and processes that affect their lives
Join Fred in five new videos as he takes us to PWRDF partners and projects to look at the impacts that available, accessible, acceptable and appropriate food sources are making in people’s diets and on their health. Learn how important it is to have a voice and the ability to affect change to policies around food security and land ownership.
You can read more about these partners and projects by going to www.fredsays.ca
Download the Fred Says Toolkit: http://pwrdf.org/resources/fred-says/fred-says-toolkit/.
Access Fred Says and food security photos through Flickr.
The 2015 and 2014 Fredisms are still available for viewing.
Food security is an important part of the work of PWRDF. For vulnerable people and communities, Fred Says, “It all starts with food”: education, health, the ability to work and to provide food for life”.
Please join us as we continue to learn and to support PWRDF partners.
For information on the campaign, please contact Christine Hills.