About the Sarnia-Lambton Food Coalition (SLFC) 

The Sarnia-Lambton Food Coalition supports the development of a sustainable food system that integrates all parts of the food system to enhance the nutritional, environmental, economic and social health of Sarnia-Lambton.

The "food system" includes all activities and relationships related to every aspect of the food cycle, including growing, harvesting, transporting, processing, distributing, marketing, selling, preparing, consuming and disposing of food.

History of the SLFC

In January 2010, representatives from the City of Sarnia, County of Lambton Community Health Services Department, Inn of the Good Shepherd and Lambton Federation of Agriculture met to discuss current food issues in Sarnia-Lambton. The working group felt that to best address these issues, better connections between different sectors of the local food system were needed.

The working group held a community meeting for individuals and organizations interested in establishing a unified community body that would identify and address food issues in Sarnia-Lambton. Attendees included community members, representatives of local not-for-profit organizations, farmers, business people, educators and health professionals. The Sarnia-Lambton Food Coalition (SLFC) formed in July 2010 as an outcome of this community meeting.

The SLFC recognized that the first step toward achieving a healthy food system was championing the development of a food system plan. This plan identifies a list of actions that can be used to improve the health of our food system. You can read the plan here.