Local Food Infrastructure Fund updates for 2024

The Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) is a key component of the first-ever Food Policy for Canada to build a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada. That is why Budget 2024 includes a commitment of $62.9 million over three years, starting in 2024-2025, for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to renew and expand LFIF and invest in local food infrastructure.

The renewed LFIF will support simple and complex projects that strengthen community food security and increase the availability and accessibility of local, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food through food production-focused activities for equity-deserving groups, particularly Indigenous and Black communities.

Updates about future intake periods will be posted here as they are available.

To receive intake notifications directly, please email aafc.foodprograms-programmesalimentaires.aac@agr.gc.ca.

Approved and completed projects

Since it first launched in August 2019, the LFIF has committed $65 million to support over 1,100 projects to improve food security across Canada, such as:

  • community gardens and kitchens
  • refrigerated trucks and storage units for donated food
  • greenhouses in remote and Northern communities

Visit the Grants and Contributions (Canada.ca) website to view all the projects funded by the program.

Success stories

Learn more about the impact of some important LFIF projects across Canada.