In Solidarity with Protesting Indian Farmers from Canada.

This December, the Indian Government is putting into effect legislation that has the potential to drastically affect the livelihood of farmers all across the nation. Protests are currently being held by Indian farmers in opposition to the effects of the legislation, as they see the forthcoming changes as a devastating step backwards from their collectiveContinue reading “In Solidarity with Protesting Indian Farmers from Canada.”

Hunger and Our Communities: Organization Highlight

In this season of giving, our Feeding City team seeks to highlight and appreciate the tremendous work of just a few of the many food supports organizations that serve a wide range of communities and vulnerable groups that face hunger and food insecurity. An estimated 6,000 new clients accessed food banks in Toronto in JuneContinue reading “Hunger and Our Communities: Organization Highlight”

Announcement: Full webinar recordings are available on the Feedingcity.org

As a part of this projects initiative we provide our fully recorded webinars on our youtube channel: Feeding City and our resource page at https://feedingcity.org/resources/ Watch full webinars below or click the link to watch it on youtube and subscribe to our channel for more relevant content. Webinar 1: Feeding the City Webinar: Urban Agriculture,Continue reading “Announcement: Full webinar recordings are available on the Feedingcity.org”

Event Highlight: Thinking Outside of the Donation Box: Looking beyond the charity model of addressing food insecurity in Canada. Thursday December 17, 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST

Thinking Outside of the Donation Box:  Looking beyond the charity model of addressing food insecurity in Canada   Thurs. Dec. 17, 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST A message from Trent University: As we near the 40th anniversary of food banking in Canada, food insecurity is only growing. The most Canadians ever, 4.4 million, were living with foodContinue reading “Event Highlight: Thinking Outside of the Donation Box: Looking beyond the charity model of addressing food insecurity in Canada. Thursday December 17, 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST”

Afri-Can FoodBasket presents Cultivating Black Food Sovereignty In Toronto Celebrating the Past, Envisioning the Future November 27th – 28th, 2020

Location: Virtual (Zoom) Conference Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm (November 27 th ); 9:00am – 2:30pm (November 28th) On Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th , Afri-Can FoodBasket (AFB) will be hosting Toronto’s first Black Food Sovereignty Conference, a FREE, online event exploring the cultivation of food sovereignty in Toronto’s African, Caribbean & Black (ACB)Continue reading “Afri-Can FoodBasket presents Cultivating Black Food Sovereignty In Toronto Celebrating the Past, Envisioning the Future November 27th – 28th, 2020”

Webinar Highlight: Exploring Critical Food Studies with the Canadian Association for Food Studies By: Madeleine Frechette

In its simplest form, the field of critical food studies examines where food comes from and how people relate to the food that they eat. However, to confine critical food studies to such simplistic terms would be a significant disservice to the ever-evolving field. The systems through which food is produced, distributed, and consumed are subject to constant change, as they intersect with the formal andContinue reading “Webinar Highlight: Exploring Critical Food Studies with the Canadian Association for Food Studies By: Madeleine Frechette”

Research Article Highlight: Beyond Health & Nutrition: Re-framing school food programs through integrated food pedagogies”

This research article by Barbara Parker and Mario Koeppel confirms that a universal cost-shared healthy school food program is needed in Canada. This integrative approach to food extends our understanding of food beyond charity, and opens up conversations about food as a human right. Its analysis shows the need to go beyond a health orContinue reading “Research Article Highlight: Beyond Health & Nutrition: Re-framing school food programs through integrated food pedagogies””

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: 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”

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”