Super Team

Why government should spend money on buying local and sustainable food for hospitals

My Sustainable Canada's Hayley Lapalme explains why government should spend money on buying local and sustainable food for hospitals.

The health care sector in Ontario dishes out roughly 115 million meals every year. Less than a quarter of the food served is from Ontario. That is a lot of public tax dollars spent on highly-processed and imported foods. Buying locally would mean Ontario tax dollars were recycled back into the provincial economy rather than sent abroad. This creates jobs locally and strengthens our local food system. Why would we not want to support our local communities to produce food and provide healthier meals to those who need it the most for recovery?