The Manitoba Food, Culture and Community Collaborative (NMFCCC) seeks to improve community resilience and self-sufficiency in Northern Manitoba by supporting locally-led efforts to improve access to healthy food and the building of resilient local economies. Since its inception in 2014, the collaborative has supported more than 50 community-led food security projects across Northern Manitoba, granting approximately $750K to date. The NMFCCC currently has 13 members, including the Province of Manitoba, the Winnipeg Foundation, and several family foundations including McConnell. Five Northern advisors also support the collaborative.
A grant to the NMFCCC will support the further development and sharing of promising approaches to improving food security and local food production, process and distribution in Northern Manitoba. This will also include supporting some of these approaches in becoming social enterprises. Funds will also be used to engage with government, communities and the private sector using innovative approaches to address systemic barriers to accessing healthy and affordable foods in the north.