PARC Co-op Cred Program

photo-2Several organizations have come together to create an innovative approach to addressing food insecurity in the Parkdale community. PARCGreenest City, The West End Food Co-op, and Toronto Public Health have combined their efforts to create the Co-op Cred Program. The Co-op Cred program operates by subsidizing food costs through a ‘market bucks’ program for both the Sorauren Farmer’s Market and the West End Food Co-op’s retail store. This allows low-income people in the commmunity to help out at the West End Food Co-op or in the gardens at Greenest City in exchange for healthy food.

You can watch a great video about this innovative program here: