Media Highlight: Toronto-wide Socially Distanced Food Drive: December 5

On December 5ᵗʰ at 10am, residents of Toronto are invited to leave a non-perishable food item on their doorstep (clearly marked for Toronto Miracle). They will first need to register (takes 20 seconds) at: https://www.torontomiracle.org/donate. Volunteers will collect these donations from those addresses and redistribute to those in need in the community. Its goal is toContinue reading “Media Highlight: Toronto-wide Socially Distanced Food Drive: December 5”

Media Highlight: Community Gardening during the Pandemic

For Maryama Ahmed, being a community gardener is more than just having access to fresh produce. https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9967883-community-gardens-in-north-york-grow-in-popularity-amid-covid-19-crisis/ Stay posted for our forthcoming blogposts on Black Creek Community Farm and the Culinaria-Feeding City webinar with Indigenous and Black food sovereignty voices. Also from our blog:  https://feedingcity.org/2020/08/09/gallery-malvern-community-gardens/ https://feedingcity.org/2020/08/09/sociocultural-barriers-to-urban-growing-and-solutions-to-overcome-them-a-case-study-of-malvern-community-gardens-by-angela-gong/

ONLINE EVENT – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Women Farmers on COVID-19 and Food Sovereignty

Wed. Dec. 9, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST (UTC -5:00) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED via EventBrite  How have farmers responded to unprecedented challenges and opportunities throughout the pandemic? How has COVID-19 highlighted long-term changes that are needed in agriculture and food distribution in Canada? Join us for an interactive roundtable featuring three women ecological farmers:  Sarah Bakker – Sarah is a livestockContinue reading “ONLINE EVENT – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Women Farmers on COVID-19 and Food Sovereignty”

Article Highlight: No Papers, No Jobs: The New Street Vendors of Queens by New York Times

The New York Times has released a powerful piece recording the lives of undocumented immigrants of Queens, New York, who have turned to street vending to make ends meet in the midst of uncertainty exacerbated by COVID-19. The piece demonstrates the struggles street vendors face as well as the resiliency and ingenuity they have reliedContinue reading “Article Highlight: No Papers, No Jobs: The New Street Vendors of Queens by New York Times”

Organization Highlight: Seva Food Bank “This Diwali: Let’s share our light with others and help feed those who need it!” By Yusra Khalid

Author: Yusra Khalid, RA, Feeding City Project, 15 November 2020. Seva Food Bank, a Canadian South Asian community non-profit organization working toward food security in Canada. This Diwali: Let’s share our light with others and help feed those who need it! Diwali is a very special time for South Asian families, in Canada, and beyond.Continue reading “Organization Highlight: Seva Food Bank “This Diwali: Let’s share our light with others and help feed those who need it!” By Yusra Khalid”

Event Highlight: Bringing Treaties for Life By Toronto Urban Growers (November 17 2:30 -4:00 PM EST)

What does it mean to be a treaty person when you do land-based work? Join us for a webinar exploring covenants relevant to Tkaronto/Toronto About this Event What do treaties teach us about our relationship and responsibilities to land, water and all living things? We will hear from: Donna Powless, Cayuga nation, Director of Taiaiako’nContinue reading “Event Highlight: Bringing Treaties for Life By Toronto Urban Growers (November 17 2:30 -4:00 PM EST)”

Event Highlight: National Farmer Union Convention 2020

November 3-28, 2020 About Convention 2020 What a year 2020 has been! Throughout, the National Farmers Union has continued to work diligently on behalf of family and cooperative farmers and progressive eaters and thinkers across Canada … calling for measures to support family and cooperative farms fighting for farmers and farmers markets to be recognizedContinue reading “Event Highlight: National Farmer Union Convention 2020”

The Coalition For Healthy School Food #NourishKidsNow

https://www.healthyschoolfood.ca/nourishkidsnow TAKE ACTION FOR HEALTHY FOOD WITH A SINGLE CLICK: The COVID-19 crisis has revealed that school food is an essential public good, just like K-12 education and healthcare. Everyone needs access to good food to be healthy, particularly children and youth, and we need strong and resilient food systems to keep us safe. BuildingContinue reading “The Coalition For Healthy School Food #NourishKidsNow”

Standing Strong in the Face of Adversity: How Coalition Members Continue to Adapt in the Face of Covid-19 by Lindsay Goodridge

By: Lindsay Goodridge, MPH (’21)  Covid-19 has presented a formidable challenge for school food programs looking to serve healthy food this fall. Nevertheless, members of the Coalition for Healthy School Food have shown resilience, commitment to their communities, and creativity when adapting their programs for Covid. Many members are continuing to provide healthy home cookedContinue reading “Standing Strong in the Face of Adversity: How Coalition Members Continue to Adapt in the Face of Covid-19 by Lindsay Goodridge”

WEBINAR – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Voices from Local Grocery Stores and Public Markets in a Diverse City

ONLINE – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Voices from Local Grocery Stores and Public Markets in a Diverse City Wed, 28 October 2020 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT  | REGISTRATION REQUIRED via EventBrite How have local markets and grocery stores pivoted in the time of COVID-19 to continue feeding their communities? How can these localContinue reading “WEBINAR – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Voices from Local Grocery Stores and Public Markets in a Diverse City”