Food For All Latrobe Valley
Food security can be defined as ‘when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life’.
Recent data released through the Victorian Population Health Survey found that 6.6% of the population within Latrobe Valley experience food insecurity with hunger. This is significantly higher than the Victorian average of just 3.6%.
In response to this growing issue a local Food Security Coalition, known as Food For All Latrobe Valley (FFALV), was established in 2018 to increase access to fresh nutritious food across Latrobe Valley. The Coalition is an initiative of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone, and is supported by the Latrobe Health Assembly, Latrobe Community Health Service and many other organisations and community members.
Food For All Latrobe Valley aims to strengthen local partnerships and work collaboratively to support local organisations, community groups and community members to deliver effective, place-based solutions to address this complex issue. The Coalition has been in operation since 2018 and to date has achieved the following collective impacts:
- 4 years working in collaboration
- 140+ membership base
- 91% of the Latrobe Valley population exposed to key messaging
- 20% of the Latrobe Valley population participating in interventions
- 88 organisations, community groups and schools engaged
- 392 food interventions delivered
The Latrobe Valley Food Declaration
Download the 2021 free Community Cookbook
Keep up to date with FFALV activities
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