We are committed to creating a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system that contributes to the economic, ecological, and social well-being and health of the city of Thunder Bay and Area.

Community Emergency Food Response Plan

A project to design a Community Emergency Food Security Plan (CEFSP) to address the emergency food security needs of vulnerable populations in Thunder Bay.


Thunder Bay’s Guide to Local Food features a directory of local food businesses, seasonality information, cooking shows and more!

2023 Community Food System Report Card Released

2023 Community Food System Report Card Released

Today, the Thunder Bay + Area Food Strategy released the 2023 Community Food System Report Card, which  provides an updated snapshot of the trends, challenges, and opportunities related to Thunder Bay’s regional food  system. There has been an array of pressures...

Northwest Nosh 2022

Northwest Nosh 2022

The 2022 issue of Northwest Nosh is out!  This year's Nosh is a feature section within the May issue of The Walleye.  Get your copies at participating local businesses and from foodie friends like the Thunder Bay Country Market, or read it online right now at...

We wish to acknowledge the original custodians of this land and pay respect to the Elders — past, present, and future — for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture, and the hopes of Indigenous peoples. We recognize that the Thunder Bay + Area Food Strategy operates on the traditional land of the Fort William First Nation — signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. We acknowledge the political representatives of Indigenous Nations in northern Ontario: the Anishinabek Nation, Grand Council Treaty #3, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, and independent First Nations and the many Metis historic settlements in the region.

7 pillars of a healthy and sustainable food system

Strategic Pillar: Food Access
Strategic Pillar: Forest & Freshwater Foods
Strategic Pillar: Infrastructure
Strategic Pillar: Food Procurement
Strategic Pillar: Food Production
Strategic Pillar: School Food Environments
Strategic Pillar: Urban Agriculture