In 2011, when the West End Food Co-op launched its Food Close to Home campaign, it was a 350 member strong (andgrowing!) non-profit food co-operativelocated in the heart of Toronto’s west end. Their members are farmers, consumers, workers and community partners. The co-op was created to build a sustainable food hub that links local food producers and consumers and provides healthy and culturally appropriate food to everyone. The West End Food Co-op is dedicated to bringing all the stakeholders in the foodsystem together to create sustainable, community-based and community-owned solutions to food insecurity, local food access and local agriculture challenges.
Case Study: West End Food Co-op