Social economic organizations tackling food insecurity amid a booming economy: The development of the Good Food Junction Cooperative in Saskatoon, SK

Authors

  • Josie Steeves PhD Candidate Educational Administration University of Saskatchewan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v2i1.49

Keywords:

Food security, social economic organizations, food desert, social policy

Abstract

Food insecurity is a phenomenon found around the world, including in developed countries that enjoy a large portion of the world’s wealth. Although the economy of the Canadian province Saskatchewan is currently ‘booming’, a large food desert still existed in one low-income area of the city of Saskatoon. This paper examines the response of a social economic organization to this issue where government and private industry have failed to act. Although the creation of the Good Food Junction Cooperative is one step in the right direction, there are still many challenges for this organization to overcome food insecurity in this area of the city.

Downloads

Published

2015-05-15

How to Cite

Steeves, J. (2015). Social economic organizations tackling food insecurity amid a booming economy: The development of the Good Food Junction Cooperative in Saskatoon, SK. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur l’alimentation, 2(1), 177–189. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v2i1.49

Issue

Section

Field Report or Narrative