Social Enterprise Spotlight – Food Skil

permacultureFood Skil is a social enterprise set up to address food insecurity in the Northern Suburbs of Geelong by improving access to affordable, sustainable, fresh and healthy food. This will be done through providing high quality fresh produce through production and retail.

THE SOCIAL ISSUE : Food security in the northern suburbs of Geelong.

The Geelong region plays a significant role in Victoria’s food production, yet many of its residents face food insecurity through poor access to fresh food, particularly in low SIEFA index areas such as Norlane and Corio. Outside of the Corio Shopping Centre, there are only 2 fruit and vegetable shops in the area. The quality of produce that is available in the area is often poor ‘seconds grade’ produce.

Corio and Norlane are seen as areas of socio-economic disadvantage and the residents have been identified as being at risk of food insecurity in research done by the State Government Neighbourhood Renewal Project.

Food Skil believes that by making fresh fruit and vegetables more accessible, food security can be dramatically improved.

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