'think local' campaign begins
Maude Barlow guest speaker at Wednesday public meeting
KINGSTON, ON, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - On November 23, 2010, the board of governors at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) opted to ignore the wishes of nearly 10,000 people in the community, when they rubber stamped a deal to outsource food services to a factory-food operation in Toronto.
KGH's decision defies a motion passed by Kingston City Council and disregards the thousands of people who have personally asked KGH to buy and prepare its food locally.
The sustainability of our community is at stake and a coalition of several grassroots groups is holding our first 'think local' public meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday), December 15, 2010, at Kingston City Hall.
Our goal is to move KGH to a made-in-Kingston solution for patient food. The Kingston food fight isn't over. Our community coalition includes:
People Who Care About Kingston, National Farmers Union, Campaign to Save the Prison Farms, Urban Gardeners of Kingston, Kingston & District Labour Council, and CUPE 1974.
|Public Meeting:||Wednesday, December 15, 2010-7:00 p.m., Kingston City Hall|
| Guest Speakers:
|| Maude Barlow, Chairperson of the Council of Canadians
Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition
Dr. Edward Leyton, Physician & Nutrition Expert
For further information: For further information:
Stella Yeadon CUPE Communications (416) 559-9300