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Kingston food fight not over broader, Think Local community campaign begins — Maude Barlow guest speaker at Wednesday public meeting

On November 23, the Board of Governors at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) opted to ignore the wishes of nearly 10,000 people in the community, when they rubber stamped a deal to outsource food services to a factory-food operation in Toronto.

KGH’s decision defies a motion passed by Kingston City Council and disregards the thousands of people who have personally asked KGH to buy and prepare its food locally.

The sustainability of our community is at stake and a coalition of several grassroots groups is holding our first ‘think local’ public meeting Wednesday, December 15, at Kingston City Hall.

The goal is to move KGH to a made-in-Kingston solution for patient food. The Kingston food fight isn’t over. The community coalition includes:

  • People Who Care About Kingston
  • National Farmers Union
  • Campaign to Save the Prison Farm
  • Urban Gardeners of Kingston
  • Kingston & District Labour Council
  • CUPE 1974

Public Meeting

Wednesday, December 15, 7:00 p.m., Kingston City Hall

Guest Speakers

Maude Barlow, Chairperson of the Council of Canadians; Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition; and Dr. Edward Leyton, Physician and Nutrition Expert.

For more information, please contact:

Stella Yeadon
CUPE Communications
(416) 559-9300