Seeds of Change’s main vision is food security for all residents of Surrey through a sustainable and resilient food system.
We have four main focus areas (income, food literacy, access and distribution) to create change in the food system in Surrey through Seeds of Change Surrey.
This refers at the most basic level, to the presence of healthy food for purchase in the community. We hope to increase the amount of healthy food that is available for consumption.
The second area, access, recognizes that although there may be healthy food available within the community, it is not always at a distribution point that can be easily accessed by vulnerable residents. We see significant food deserts in Surrey, or areas where people are not within walking distance of a grocery store. We hope to make it easier for people to reach distribution points for healthy food.
A community may have healthy food available in locations that community members can access, but if those community members lack financial resources to purchase the food then they remain in a state of food insecurity.
As barriers associated with availability, access, and income are addressed, we want to ensure that Surrey residents know how to make healthy food choices and prepare healthy snacks and meals.