The Ontario government’s Greenbelt Fund has announced funding for two projects to encourage more use of Ontario food.
100 Mile Market, a group of 160 farmers, will receive funding to provide more Ontario food to daycares, schools, universities and colleges, and hospital and long-term care facilities.
“Getting local food from the field to students and patients, is a key part of the food-supply chain. 100 Mile Market has a proven track record of building smart models that get fresh Ontario food from point A to point B. This grant will help further their reach and demonstrate how a collaborative approach can grow the distribution of Ontario food to public institutions,” Greenbelt Fund president Burkhard Mausberg said in a release.
Funding is also being provided to food service operators and distributors will offer more diversity of products hospitals, long-term care facilities and other institutions.