Christ Church Cathedral uses food to nourish its communities in ways that cultivate connection, holistic health, and community resiliency by honouring the agency, creativity, dignity, intellect, and worth of all who come to the table.
Food is at the core of who we are and what we do. Our philosophy of food is rooted in the biblical traditions of Sabbath, Shalom, and Eucharist, and expressed in the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion.
Food provides far more than nutrition. It is a vehicle for connection, and an engine for social inclusion, and has the opportunity to address deeper needs such as meaning, beauty, and hope.
Growing and sharing food cultivates essential attitudes of abundance and hospitality, of mutuality and resilience, of thankfulness and celebration. Food roots us in the land and in community. Food connects us across generations, cultures, and socio-economic divides.
All members of our community have a right to food based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: “food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”
Read more about how the cathedral “lives into” their philosophy.