Food Security in Clarence
Food security refers to the ability of individuals, households and communities to acquire food that is healthy, sustainable, affordable, appropriate and accessible. Council is currently involved in two initiatives to promote food security and access to healthy foods.
Fruit and vegetable swapping and dropping
One of the initiatives is the promotion of fruit and vegetable "swapping and dropping". If you grow fresh produce and find yourself with an excess, you might like to consider swapping or dropping it at one of the participating Neighbourhood Centres across Clarence where it can find a grateful home. Alternatively, the St Marks Church market in Bellerive and Little Shop in Lindisfarne also accept fresh produce. Fruit and vegetable swap and drop(249 kb).
This initiative is part of the Living Well in Clarence partnership, of which Council is a member, which focuses activity on promoting access to healthy foods.
The Tasmanian Food Access Research Coalition
Council is assisting with the research project being conducted by the Tasmanian Food Access Research Coalition. Formed through a grant from the Tasmanian Food Security Council, it involves researchers from Anglicare, the University of Tasmania's Department of Rural Health and School of Life Sciences, the Department of Health and Human Services, Dorset Council and Clarence City Council. The coalition is in the final stages of finalising its research report on food security in Clarence and Dorset. To find out more about this project, please visit http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/siu/committees/tasmania_food_security_council
If you require further information on these initiatives contact one of Council's Community Development Officers on 62458664 or 62458780.