By working together, we increase access to a food system that ensures healthy and nutritious food for all.

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Our Mission

To work to achieve healthier communities by connecting people to healthy nutritious food, to community education, and to advocacy. We use an overarching principle of ‘achieving more together than alone’.

 

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Our Vision

A food secure Onkaparinga where everyone has access to sufficient affordable, nutritious food that feeds the body and the soul; and communities are empowered to lead healthy, productive lives.

 

Our Values

Equity and social justice

Community participation and empowerment

Focus on health promotion and prevention

Respect for diversity

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Sustainability

Food security is when people have reliable access to sufficient, affordable, nutritious food to support a healthy life.

About OFSC

We are a collaborative of organisations and individuals who believe everyone has the right to sufficient, healthy and nutritious food. We also support a healthy and sustainable food system by enabling people and organisations to understand the interdependencies between growing, cooking and minimising food waste.

The Onkaparinga Food Security Collaborative (OFSC) started as an initiative of Healthy Cities Onkaparinga which has supported social health promotion for over 30 years. Healthy Cities Onkaparinga identified that there are a large number of community-based food security groups in Onkaparinga that are not well connected or coordinated with each other. The Onkaparinga Food security Project was developed.

In 2018-19, the Food Security Project ran two forums, a think tank and a community breakfast and set up a Network for Emergency Food Relief Workers. At each event, we were bringing together food security groups and other stakeholders within Onkaparinga to learn from each other and to share expertise, experience, resources, skills and information.

From April 2020 we will be showcasing Community & Verge Gardens in our region and encouraging newcomers to participate and / or start their own gardens – as group efforts.

In 2020 Onkaparinga Leadership Program will also have Food Security as its focus.

Participation in the Onkaparinga Food Security Collaborative is open to all individuals, groups and organisations with an interest in food security in the Onkaparinga region.

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How we work together

The image of the tree reflects our Strategic Priorities

Build Skills. Connections & Resilience

Provide Food

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Our Roots

The social determinants of health

Advocate & Build Capacity

How we work together

The image of the tree reflects our Strategic Priorities

Home

Our Roots

The social determinants of health

Provide Food
Build Skills, Connections & Resilience
Advocate & Build Capacity

Who’s active in the Collaboration

Click here to download our latest quarterly updates or click into Archives to find out more, including links to research in the area of Food [in]Security.