A revolutionary food and fund drive – The Chronicle Journal

December 16, 2016

Can you imagine what it is like to witness the shrinking of our world, to be present in the moment when distant people come together to focus on one another?

The Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario (RFDA), had the privilege to assist the CBC with their annual Sounds of the Season program last week. Michael Dick, executive producer in Thunder Bay, was the catalyst to the most revolutionary food and fund drive that the RFDA has been a party to. We filled a cargo plane with healthy food and shipped it to a remote First Nation community that struggles, like many others, with the inequities of access to affordable, nutritious food.

In Canada, there have been countless discussions about food security, sovereignty, co-operatives, and local crop production. I suspect that conversation will keep echoing from coast to coast to coast. I like to think that the Sounds of the Season broke the ice, moving us all in a new direction.

This one-day galvanizing production demonstrated that it is possible to collectively support our neighbours in every corner of our region.

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