Gateway Health supports local food networks in Albury Wodonga and Wangaratta, that aim to strengthen and support local food systems so that everyone in our communities has access to nutritious, affordable foods.
These networks include partnerships with local government, environment groups, local producers and retailers/eateries, neighbourhood houses, and the community.
Find out more:
- Albury Wodonga Local Food Network
- Wangaratta Community Food For All Network on Facebook (partnership with Rural City of Wangaratta)
- North East Local Food Strategy 2018-2022
Gateway Health has been an active partner in the development and implementation of this strategy.
Current community food projects and initiatives
Supporting food growing/sharing
There are many places to grow and share fresh, local food – edible school gardens, community gardens, neighbourhood houses, food swaps/share programs, community co-operatives, etc. We work with the community to establish local food growing/sharing programs.
Wangaratta Community Food Hub
A place to grow, cook and connect. This is a partnership with Anglicare, Pangerang Community House and Gateway Health that includes a large garden growing produce for emergency food relief, and a free cooking program for community members to learn and share healthy, affordable shopping and cooking skills/knowledge.
We Eat Local
Locating and connecting our local food producers and artisans to local retailers, farmers markets and eateries.
Albury Wodonga Sustainable Living Festival
Linking food projects, events and opportunities to sustainability (AlburyCity & Wodonga Council joint annual festival).
Acres & Acres Cooperative
Supporting the development of market gardens across the Upper Murray as part of local bushfire recovery.